This handbook on global social policy is one in a set of six global policy handbooks.
The other five deal with economic, technology, political, international,
and legal policy.
Public policy studies in the past have tended to emphasize domestic policy
rather than cross-national policy. This has been especially true of American policy
studies, which tend to be especially nation-bound. This is also true, to some
extent, of policy studies in France, Russia, China, Brazil, and elsewhere.