Author(s): Nogaibayev Yerkin, Shedenova Nazym, Satybaldiyeva Gulmira
International community and national states have been and will continue to pay attention to social policy. The definition of social policy, concepts and practical approaches varies among researchers and policy makers. Furthermore, the mechanisms of the internationalisation of social policy are very complex and still poorly understood. This paper deals with theoretical literature review on what social policy is, how social policy can be defined and what conceptual views and perspectives on social policy do exist. The paper also reviews causes of rising issue of social policy and supporting international governance framework including United Nations conventions and initiatives.