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UNRISD Conference on Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries


UNRISD Podcast: Global Crisis Conference III - Social Policy : Global Perspectives


24 November 2009 – The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) hosted an international conference in Geneva on 12- 13 November 2009 to better understand the social and political dimensions of the current crisis and subsequent policy and institutional reforms, and their implications for developing countries. This podcast is the third in a series of five podcasts focusing on some of the issues raised at the conference. It examines the social policy changes that have been employed at the global level as a result of the crisis. This relatively longer podcast features in full the three presentations that were given on this subject at the conference.

Please use the 'Media Files' link to the right of this page to access the podcast. (51mins 57secs, MP3 file, 8.91mb) n.b. relatively large file size. If you have a poor internet connection and would like to receive this podcast via post, please email us at
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The presentations have not been transcribed in full, so here is a partial transcript of the podcast:

Richard Warren:
You’re listening to the UNRISD podcast, and my name is Richard Warren. This episode features excerpts from the third session of UNRISD’s conference on the, “Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries.”

The three speakers in this podcast, were Ben Fine from the School of Oriental and African Studies, Bob Deacon from the University of Sheffield, and Tony Addison from UNU-WIDER. Their presentations focused on the global perspectives of social policy.

For this relatively longer podcast we have decided to include their presentations in full, so let’s start with Ben Fine and his talk entitled Financialization and Social Policy.

BEN FINE PRESENTATION


Richard Warren:
The second speaker in this session was Bob Deacon and his presentation was entitled Shifting Social Policy Discourse: The impact of the global crisis on ideas about social protection and global social governance.

BOB DEACON PRESENTATION


Richard Warren:
The final presentation featured in this podcast was given by Tony Addison and is entitled The global aid architecture and the triple crisis. Here’s what he had to say;

TONY ADDISON PRESENTATION


Richard Warren:
This podcast is part of a collection covering the UNRISD conference on Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries and if you liked what you heard here, the other podcasts in the collection may also interest you. For more information, go to our website, www.unrisd.org. If you have any suggestions for future podcasts, email us at press@unrisd.org.

Thank you for listening. For UNRISD news, this is Richard Warren, in Geneva.