Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals

Berten J, Leisering L (2017)
International Journal of Social Welfare 26(2): 151-167.

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Abstract / Bemerkung
Berten J., Leisering L. Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals Considering the socio-economic and cultural diversity of the world, it is a bold undertaking by international organisations to propose welfare policies designed to apply to all or many countries. We argue that since the 1990s, new instruments of quantification have extended the knowledge base of international organisations, helping them to design and communicate policy proposals with a global scope. We map these numerical instruments in the field of basic income protection, showing that they serve to identify global social problems and to design global models of welfare. Three case studies illustrate the findings. To make sense of the spread of quantification, we draw on world society theory, arguing that the numerical instruments create a global space of observation, comparison and deliberation regarding social reform. We conclude that numerical instruments have facilitated the expansion of global social protection since the 1990s, but have also narrowed social concerns in the process.
Stichworte
global social policy; international organisations; knowledge; world; society; quantification; comparisons; social problems; social cash; transfers
Erscheinungsjahr
2017
Zeitschriftentitel
International Journal of Social Welfare
Band
26
Ausgabe
2
Seite(n)
151-167
ISSN
1369-6866
eISSN
1468-2397
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2910489

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Berten J, Leisering L. Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals. International Journal of Social Welfare. 2017;26(2):151-167.
Berten, J., & Leisering, L. (2017). Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals. International Journal of Social Welfare, 26(2), 151-167. doi:10.1111/ijsw.12246
Berten, J., and Leisering, L. (2017). Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals. International Journal of Social Welfare 26, 151-167.
Berten, J., & Leisering, L., 2017. Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals. International Journal of Social Welfare, 26(2), p 151-167.
J. Berten and L. Leisering, “Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals”, International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 26, 2017, pp. 151-167.
Berten, J., Leisering, L.: Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals. International Journal of Social Welfare. 26, 151-167 (2017).
Berten, John, and Leisering, Lutz. “Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals”. International Journal of Social Welfare 26.2 (2017): 151-167.