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Feminist Strategies in International Governance

Feminist Strategies in International Governance

  • Author: Gülay Caglar,Elisabeth Prügl,Susanne Zwingel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 041550905X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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The struggle for women's rights and to overcome gender oppression has long engaged the efforts of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations. Feminist Strategies in International Governance provides a new introduction to the contemporary forms of this struggle. It brings together the voices of academics and practitioners to reflect in particular on the effectiveness of human rights strategies and gender mainstreaming. It covers three international issue areas in which feminists currently seek change: women's human rights and violence against women; the participation of women in peace-making and their protection during conflict; and the gendered effects of development, economic and financial governance. The book combines a critical reflection on the current state of feminist politics with an introduction to urgent issues on the contemporary international agenda. In addition, the book draws on innovative conceptualizations from constructivism in international relations, legal anthropology and discourse theory to provide new framings of current feminist struggles. Offering an accessible guide to the engendering of international governance and examining the challenges for international feminist politics in the future, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international organizations, gender politics and global governance.

Gender Politics in Global Governance

Gender Politics in Global Governance

  • Author: Mary K. Meyer,Elisabeth Prügl
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0742581357
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
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This volume draws together a wide range of exciting new research that looks at the gendered nature of the institutions, practices, and discourses of global governance.

International Organization and Global Governance

International Organization and Global Governance

  • Author: Thomas G. Weiss,Rorden Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134452640
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 702
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Featuring a diverse and impressive array of authors, this volume is the most comprehensive textbook available for all interested in international organization and global governance. Organized around a concern with how the world is and could be governed, the book offers: in-depth and accessible coverage of the history and theories of international organization and global governance; discussions of the full range of state, intergovernmental, and nonstate actors; and examinations of key issues in all aspects of contemporary global governance. The book’s 50 chapters are arranged into 7 parts and woven together by a comprehensive introduction to the field, separate section introductions designed to guide students and faculty, and helpful pointers to further reading. International Organization and Global Governance is a self-contained resource enabling readers to better comprehend the role of myriad actors in the governance of global life as well as to assemble the many pieces of the contemporary global governance puzzle.

Governance Feminism

Governance Feminism

An Introduction

  • Author: Janet Halley,Prabha Kotiswaran,Rachel Rebouché,Hila Shamir
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452956405
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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Describing and assessing feminist inroads into the state Feminists walk the halls of power. Governance Feminism: An Introduction shows how some feminists and feminist ideas—but by no means all—have entered into state and state-like power in recent years. Being a feminist can qualify you for a job in the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Criminal Court, the local prosecutor’s office, or the child welfare bureaucracy. Feminists have built institutions and participate in governance. The authors argue that governance feminism is institutionally diverse and globally distributed. It emerges from grassroots activism as well as statutes and treaties, as crime control and as immanent bureaucracy. Conflicts among feminists—global North and South; left, center, and right—emerge as struggles over governance. This volume collects examples from the United States, Israel, India, and from transnational human rights law. Governance feminism poses new challenges for feminists: How shall we assess our successes and failures? What responsibility do we shoulder for the outcomes of our work? For the compromises and strange bedfellows we took on along the way? Can feminism foster a critique of its own successes? This volume offers a pathway to critical engagement with these pressing and significant questions.

The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer

The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer

Gender Training and Gender Expertise

  • Author: María Bustelo,Lucy Ferguson,Maxime Forest
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137486856
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer draws together analytical work on gender training and gender expertise. Its chapters critically reflect on the politics of feminist knowledge transfer, understood as an inherently political, dynamic and contested process, the overall aim of which is to transform gendered power relations in pursuit of more equal societies, workplaces, and policies. At its core, the work explores the relationship between gender expertise, gender training, and broader processes of feminist transformation arising from knowledge transfer activities. Examining these in a reflective way, the book brings a primarily practice-based debate into the academic arena. With contributions from authors of diverse backgrounds, including academics, practitioners and representatives of gender training institutions, the editors combine a focus on gender expertise and gender training, with more theory-focused chapters.

Translating International Women's Rights

Translating International Women's Rights

The CEDAW Convention in Context

  • Author: Susanne Zwingel
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137315016
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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This book looks at the centerpiece of the international women’s rights discourse, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and asks to what extent it affects the lives of women worldwide. Rather than assuming a trickle-down effect, the author discusses specific methods which have made CEDAW resonate. These methods include attempts to influence the international level by clarifying the meaning of women’s rights and strengthening the Convention’s monitoring procedure, and building connections between international and domestic contexts that enable diverse actors to engage with CEDAW. This analysis shows that while the Convention has worldwide impact, this impact is fundamentally dependent on context-specific values and agency. Hence, rather than thinking of women’s rights exclusively as normative content, Zwingel suggests to see them as in process. This book will especially appeal to students and scholars interested in transnational feminism and gender and global governance.

Frauen am Land

Frauen am Land

Potentiale und Perspektiven

  • Author: Manuela Larcher,Theresia Oedl-Wieser,Mathilde Schmitt,Gertraud Seiser
  • Publisher: StudienVerlag
  • ISBN: 3706557487
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
  • View: 7837
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Die vielfältigen Lebens- und Arbeitsverhältnisse, die Frauen in ländlichen Regionen heutzutage zugänglich sind, bieten ihnen Möglichkeiten einer selbstbestimmten Lebensführung und der Verwirklichung individueller Potentiale. Immer wieder sind Frauen am Land aber mit gesellschaftlichen Erwartungen und strukturellen Barrieren konfrontiert, die nach politischen und sozialen Lösungen verlangen, sei es in Regionalentwicklung und Kommunalpolitik, in der Landwirtschaft oder in Bezug auf Bildung, Mobilität, Migration und Ehrenamt. Die Beiträge aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz dokumentieren sowohl die Brisanz als auch die Bedeutung, die den Potentialen und Perspektiven von Frauen sowie den Geschlechterverhältnissen in ländlichen Regionen zukommen. Sie weisen auf Basis wissenschaftlicher Analysen auf Problemlagen hin und fordern zu lösungsorientiertem Handeln auf. Mit Beiträgen von Katrin Baumgartner, Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Doris Damyanovic, Reinhard Engelhart, Anna Faustmann, Eva Favry, Renate Fuxjäger, Thomas Hader, Isabel Häberli, Christine Jurt, Bente Knoll, Kathleen Kreßmann, Manuela Larcher, Tim Leibert, Jutta Obertegger, Theresia Oedl-Wieser, Elisabeth Prügl, Florian Reinwald, Lydia Rössl, Ruth Rossier, Mathilde Schmitt, Gertraud Seiser, Isabella Skrivanek, Tina Uhlmann, Wiebke Unbehaun, Stefan Vogel, Anna Wanka, Heidrun Wankiewicz, Friederike Weber, Karin Wiest, Brigitte Wotha, Nana Zarnekow.

Refugees in International Relations

Refugees in International Relations

  • Author: Alexander Betts,Gil Loescher
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199595623
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 337
  • View: 8165
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Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, Refugees in International Relations provides a comprehensive and challenging overview of the international politics of forced migration.

International Labour Documentation

International Labour Documentation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Labor
  • Page: N.A
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Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era

Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era

  • Author: Christine Sylvester
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521459846
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
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These draw attention to an identity politics in our theories that often resists debate. Christine Sylvester elaborates a feminist method of empathetically cooperative conversation which can help us to appreciate practices in international relations that challenge the foundations of the field. She illustrates that method with reference to the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp (in the UK) and the efforts of Zimbabwean women to negotiate international funding for their local producer cooperatives.

Engendering der Makroökonomie und Handelspolitik

Engendering der Makroökonomie und Handelspolitik

Potenziale transnationaler Wissensnetzwerke

  • Author: Gülay Caglar
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531159041
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 268
  • View: 3613
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Handbook on Gender in World Politics

Handbook on Gender in World Politics

  • Author: Jill Steans,Daniela Tepe-Belfrage
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783470623
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 528
  • View: 3021
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The Handbook on Gender in World Politics is an up-to-date, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary compendium of scholarship in gender studies. The text provides an indispensable reference guide for scholars and students interrogating gender issues in international and global contexts. Substantive areas covered include: statecraft, citizenship and the politics of belonging, international law and human rights, media and communications technologies, political economy, development, global governance and transnational visions of politics and solidarities.

Gender Matters in Global Politics

Gender Matters in Global Politics

A Feminist Introduction to International Relations

  • Author: Laura J. Shepherd
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135264961
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 448
  • View: 7867
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Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying feminism & international relations, gender and global politics and similar courses. It provides students with an accessible but in-depth account of the most significant theories, methodologies, debates and issues. This textbook is written by an international line-up of established and emerging scholars from a range of theoretical perspectives, providing students with provocative and cutting-edge insights into the study and practices of (how) gender matters in global politics. Key features and benefits of the book: Introduces students to the wide variety of feminist and gender theory and explains the relevance to contemporary global politics. Explains the insights of feminist theory for a range of other disciplines including international relations, international political economy and security studies. Addresses a large number of key contemporary issues such as human rights, trafficking, rape as a tool of war, peacekeeping and state-building, terrorism and environmental politics. Features extensive pedagogy to facilitate learning – seminar exercises, text boxes, photographs, suggestions for further reading, web resources and a glossary of key terms. In this innovative and groundbreaking textbook gender is represented as a noun, a verb and a logic, allowing both students and lecturers to develop a sophisticated understanding of the crucial role that gender plays in the theories, policies and practices of global politics.

Governance and Resistance in World Politics

Governance and Resistance in World Politics

  • Author: David Armstrong,James David Armstrong,Theo Farrell,Bice Maiguashca
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521546997
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
  • View: 4919
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The emergence of global governance in several key areas calls into question conventional understandings of world politics in terms of conflicts of interests between sovereign states under conditions of anarchy. At the same time the new phenomena of anti-globalisation demonstrations, transnational social movements and an emergent global civil society point to important developments in international relations. Leading scholars reflect on the usefulness of thinking about these processes as a dichotomy between the politics of governance and the politics of resistance, and consider its application to several areas of international relations.

Staat und Geschlecht

Staat und Geschlecht

Grundlagen und aktuelle Herausforderungen feministischer Staatstheorie

  • Author: Gundula Ludwig,Birgit Sauer,Stefanie Wöhl
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783832950347
  • Category: Feminist theory
  • Page: 217
  • View: 2984
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Feminism and International Relations

Feminism and International Relations

Conversations about the Past, Present and Future

  • Author: J. Ann Tickner,Laura Sjoberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136724796
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 8387
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This important introduction to feminist International Relations discusses the history, present and future of the field. With a unique format, it examines issues including global governance, the United Nations, war, peace, security, science, beauty and human rights.

Gender and Economics

Gender and Economics

Feministische Kritik der politischen Ökonomie

  • Author: Christine Bauhardt,Gülay Caglar
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531164854
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 308
  • View: 6165
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Dieser Band führt umfassend in die feministische Diskussion zur politischen Ökonomie ein. Internationale Wissenschaftlerinnen aus den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften stellen hier eine systematische Kritik von Theorien und Modellen des traditionellen ökonomischen Denkens dar. Ausgehend von zentralen ökonomischen Kategorien wie Geld, Tausch und Rationalität werden alternative Perspektiven auf Handels-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftspolitik entwickelt.

Gender Studies and the New Academic Governance

Gender Studies and the New Academic Governance

Global Challenges, Glocal Dynamics and Local Impacts

  • Author: Heike Kahlert
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3658198532
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 289
  • View: 5929
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What is happening to gender studies and gender research as emerging but contested fields of scientific knowledge in the conditions of the new academic governance? And which role do gender studies and gender research play in the current transformations in academia? All articles in this book make clear that the impacts of the new academic governance have global, glocal and local dimensions which have to be taken into account in analysing the state of gender studies and gender research at the end of the 2010s. From diverse geopolitical and sociocultural views the authors simultaneously draw a multifaceted picture of the current situation, criticise the widespread tendencies of the marketisation of scientific knowledge, suggest strategies for resistance against the neo-liberalisation of higher education and research, and identify starting points for further and optionally comparative studies on these issues. These contributions emphasise not only the need for more theoretical reflection and empirical research and for critical exchanges on the current transformations, but also the need for political action to challenge, resist and change them. The EditorDr Heike Kahlert is Professor and Chair of Sociology/Social Inequality and Gender at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany.

Mainstreaming Gender?

Mainstreaming Gender?

Widersprüche europäischer und nationalstaatlicher Geschlechterpolitik

  • Author: Stefanie Wöhl
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783897412491
  • Category: European Union countries
  • Page: 257
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Questioning Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective

Questioning Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective

  • Author: Brigitte Young,Isabella Bakker,Diane Elson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136661360
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 200
  • View: 1941
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Questioning Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective brings together feminist economists and feminist political economists from different countries located in North America and Europe to analyze the ‘strategic silence’ about gender in fiscal and monetary policy, and financial regulation. This silence reflects a set of assumptions that the key instruments of financial governance are gender-neutral. This often masks the ways in which financial governance operates to the disadvantage of women and reinforces gender inequality. This book examines both the transformations in the governance of finance that predate the financial crisis, as well as some dimension of the crisis itself. The transformations increasingly involved private as well as public forms of power, along with institutions of state and civil society, operating at the local, national, regional and global levels. An important aspect of these transformations has been the creation of policy rules (often enacted in laws) that limit the discretion of national policy makers with respect to fiscal, monetary, and financial sector policies. These policy rules tend to have inscribed in them a series of biases that have gender (as well as class and race-based) outcomes. The biases identified by the authors in the various chapters are the deflationary bias, male breadwinner bias, and commodification bias, adding two new biases: risk bias and creditor bias. The originality of the book is that its primary focus is on macroeconomic policies (fiscal and monetary) and financial governance from a feminist perspective with a focus on the gross domestic product and its fluctuations and growth, paid employment and inflation, the budget surplus/deficit, levels of government expenditure and tax revenue, and supply of money. The central findings are that the key instruments of financial governance are not gender neutral. Each chapter considers examples of financial governance, and how it relates to the gender order, including divisions of labour, and relations of power and privilege. This book is key reading for anyone studying feminist economics, and should also be of interest to those researching macroeconomics, political economics and women’s studies.