Gender, Development and Globalization

Economics as if All People Mattered

Author: Lourdes Beneria

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131782783X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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With Cold War politics lost as the organizing principle behind international politics, development has become the most import policy goal of every international organization. There is an underside (and a human side) to development, and feminism has made inroads into the highly technical debates and frothy prophecies by examining what the future really holds for the people who will live it. This book highlights the ways in which feminist analysis has contributed to a richer understanding of international development and globalization. By combining theoretical, empirical, and political perspectives and discussing cutting-edge debates around development, globalization, economic restructuring, and feminist economics, Gender, Development and Globalization presents the ultimate primer on global feminist economics.
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Gender Education and Equality in a Global Context

Conceptual Frameworks and Policy Perspectives

Author: Shailaja Fennell,Madeleine Arnot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134111967

Category: Education

Page: 216

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The Millennium Development Goals aim to achieve basic education for all by 2015. But can such global agendas address national and local gender inequalities and will they empower women through education? This thought-provoking book offers an opportunity to engage critically with existing and emergent conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches to this global debate. It is divided into three sections that: reconceptualise the definitions of gender equality used by various social scientific disciplines, international organisations and policy makers; illustrate the methodologies used to collect the voices of young men and women and their teachers telling stories of their success in lifting the burdens of poverty and negotiating traditional gender relations; trace the impact of global gender agendas on national education policies, such as citizenship education, poverty reduction strategies, and feminist activism around adult women’s learning. Gender Education and Equality in a Global Context is an invaluable introduction to the range of conceptual frameworks and innovative research methods that address issues of gender education and development.
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Global Tensions

Challenges and Opportunities in the World Economy

Author: Lourdes Beneria,Savitri Bisnath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135952655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Against the backdrop of demonstrations in Seattle, Porto Alegre and Genoa and within the context of growing resistances to free trade and the current global trends, Global Tensions takes a close look at the challenges posed by the processes of globalization at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Composed of original essays by renowned scholars, this volume explores controversial topics such as free trade, women's rights, labor standards, the World Trade Organization and global tensions.
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Wagadu Volume 6 Journal of International Women's Studies Volume 10:1

Author: Bernstein,Colleen Kattau,Katherine Ndinda,Lisa Bernstein

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333398

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Women's Activism for Gender Equality in Africa This volume on Womens Activism for Gender Equality in Africa is a special collaboration between the Journal of International Womens Studies (JIWS) and Wagadu, two open-access journals that address gender issues within a transnational and cross-cultural context. Using interdisciplinary feminist and activist approaches these essays explore individual and collective actions undertaken by African women in cultural, social, economic, historical and political contexts. In revealing the diversity of African womens activism, the underlying issues around which womens social change work develops, and the impact that work has on individuals and communities, this volume has significance for women and men throughout the world.
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Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Author: Diana Tietjens Meyers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199396906

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights collects thirteen new essays that analyze how human agency relates to poverty and human rights respectively as well as how agency mediates issues concerning poverty and social and economic human rights. No other collection of philosophical papers focuses on the diverse ways poverty impacts the agency of the poor, the reasons why poverty alleviation schemes should also promote the agency of beneficiaries, and the fitness of the human rights regime to secure both economic development and free agency. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the diverse meanings of poverty both from the standpoint of the poor and from that of the relatively well-off. Part 2 examines morally appropriate responses to poverty on the part of persons who are better-off and powerful institutions. Part 3 identifies economic development strategies that secure the agency of the beneficiaries. Part 4 addresses the constraints poverty imposes on agency in the context of biomedical research, migration for work, and trafficking in persons.
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Globalization and Social Change

People and Places in a Divided World

Author: Diane Perrons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134499833

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Globalization and Social Change takes a refreshing new perspective on globalization and widening social and spatial inequalities. Diane Perrons draws on ideas about the new economy, risk society, welfare regimes and political economy to explain the growing social and spatial divisions characteristic of our increasingly divided world. Combining original argument with a clear exposition of the underlying processes, Perrons illustrates her points through a series of case studies linking people in rich and poor countries. She places strong emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of change, particularly changes in working patterns and living arrangements, and makes reference to the new global division of labour, declining industrial regions and widening social divisions within what she terms 'superstar regions'. Wide in scope, this new study also focuses on changing family structures, the feminization of employment, migration, work life balance and new conceptions of gender identity and gender roles. Diane Perrons' enlightening book concludes that divisions by social class and gender are in some ways becoming more significant than divisions between nations, and suggests that new systems of social and economic organization are necessary for social peace in the new millennium.
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Key Debates in New Political Economy

Author: Anthony Payne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134153198

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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A concise and highly informative overview of the major intellectual debates within the field of political economy over the last decade. Each chapter provides a review of a key area written by a distinguished expert in the field. A comprehensive introduction locates these debates within the wider intellectual and political context which gave rise to them and provides some pointers to the future directions of political economy. Key areas covered include: models of capitalism globalization the environment gender territory and space regionalism development. This is essential reading for all students of political economy from distinguished contributors including: Anthony Payne, Colin Crouch, James Meadowcroft, V. Spike Peterson, Saskia Sassen, Björn Hettne and Adrian Leftwich.
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Geographies of the New Economy

Critical Reflections

Author: Peter W. Daniels,Andrew Leyshon,Michael J. Bradshaw,Jonathan Beaverstock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134325460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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What is the 'new economy'? Where is it? How does it differ from the 'old economy'? How does the 'new economy' relate to issues such as the nature of work, social inclusion and exclusion? Geographies of the New Economy explores the meaning of the 'new economy' at the global scale from the perspective of advanced post-socialist and emerging economies. Drawing on evidence from regions around the world, the book debates the efficacy of the widely used concept of the ‘new economy’ and examines its socio-spatial consequences. This book is important reading for policy-makers, academics and students of geography, sociology, urban studies, economics, planning and policy studies.
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