Addresses and analyses the increasing influence of transnational economic, commercial, political and legal policies on the national policies of developing countries. The text includes case studies from a range of developing countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas and analyzes the effects of globalization on national health, education, employment and welfare.
Table of Contents
Foreword * Introduction * Part I: New Challenges - Social Policy and Social Order in Transnational Societies * Social Policy Issues at the End of the 20th Century * Part II: Reforming Social Policies for Competitiveness and Equity - West and Central Africa: Social Policy for Reconstruction and Development * Sub-Saharan Africa: Community-driven Social Policies * Southeast Asia: The Decentralization of Social Policy * The Americas: Educational Reform, External Forces, and International Challenges * Part III: Concluding Remarks - Conclusions: What Type of Social-Policy Reform for What Kind of Society? * Contributing Authors * Acronyms and Abbreviations * Bibliography
Daniel Morales-Gomez is Senior Specialist in IDRC's program on the assessment of social policy reform and the author of many books and articles on education and social reform policy.