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Global Variations in the Political and Social Economy of Care Worlds Apart

Global Variations in the Political and Social Economy of Care: Worlds Apart

1st Edition

Edited By Shahra Razavi, Silke Staab
April 09, 2014

Care work, both paid and unpaid, contributes to well-being, social development and economic growth. But the costs of providing care are unequally borne across gender and social class. Feminist scholarship on the gendered construction of welfare provisioning and welfare regimes has produced a ...

Governing Women Women’s Political Effectiveness in Contexts of Democratization and Governance Reform

Governing Women: Women’s Political Effectiveness in Contexts of Democratization and Governance Reform

1st Edition

Edited By Anne Marie Goetz
November 27, 2013

Though the proportion of women in national assemblies still barely scrapes 16% on average, the striking outliers – Rwanda with 49% of its assembly female, Argentina with 35%, Liberia and Chile with new women presidents this year – have raised expectations that there is an upward trend in women’s ...

Social Justice and Gender Equality Rethinking Development Strategies and Macroeconomic Policies

Social Justice and Gender Equality: Rethinking Development Strategies and Macroeconomic Policies

1st Edition

Edited By Günseli Berik, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Ann Zammit
May 06, 2011

The contributors to this edited volume explore the effects of various development strategies and associated macroeconomic policies on women’s well-being and progress towards gender equality. Detailed analyses of major UN reports on gender reveal the different approaches to assessing absolute and ...

Time Use Studies and Unpaid Care Work

Time Use Studies and Unpaid Care Work

1st Edition

Edited By Debbie Budlender
September 05, 2012

Across the world, unpaid care work - unpaid housework, care of persons, and "volunteer" work - is done predominantly by women. This book presents and compares unpaid care work patterns in seven different countries. It analyzes data drawn from large-scale time use surveys carried out under the ...

Gendered Peace Women's Struggles for Post-War Justice and Reconciliation

Gendered Peace: Women's Struggles for Post-War Justice and Reconciliation

1st Edition

Edited By Donna Pankhurst
September 29, 2009

This volume contributes to the growing literature on women, conflict and peacebuilding by focusing on the moments after a peace accord, or some other official ending of a conflict, often denoted as ‘post-conflict’ or ‘post-war’. Such moments often herald great hope for holding to account those who ...

The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization Towards

The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization: Towards "Embedded Liberalism"?

1st Edition

Edited By Shahra Razavi
July 15, 2011

In the last two decades public policies have reflected a drive for accelerated global economic integration ("globalization"), associated with greater economic liberalization. The outcomes have been largely disappointing, even in the estimate of their designers. Rural livelihoods have become more ...

New Perspectives on Gender and Migration Livelihood, Rights and Entitlements

New Perspectives on Gender and Migration: Livelihood, Rights and Entitlements

1st Edition

Edited By Nicola Piper
September 29, 2009

This book discusses recent theoretical and empirical developments in international migration from a gender perspective. Its main objective is to analyse the diversification and stratification of gendered migratory streams with regard to skill level, labour market integration, and legal status. In ...

Global Perspectives on Gender Equality Reversing the Gaze

Global Perspectives on Gender Equality: Reversing the Gaze

1st Edition

Edited By Naila Kabeer, Agneta Stark, Edda Magnus
September 24, 2009

The Nordic countries have long been seen as pioneers in promoting gender equality. The book brings together scholars from the global South and post-socialist economies to reflect on Nordic approaches to gender equality. The contributors to the book seek to explore from a comparative perspective the...

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