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Women, Work, and Politics

Women, Work, and Politics

The Political Economy of Gender Inequality

  • Author: Torben Iversen,Frances McCall Rosenbluth
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300153104
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 202
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This book presents an original and groundbreaking approach to gender inequality. Looking at women's power in the home, in the workplace, and in politics from a political economy perspective, the authors demonstrate that equality is tied to demand for women's labor outside the home, which is a function of structural, political, and institutional conditions.--[book jacket]

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

  • Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Geoffrey Wood,Richard Deeg
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191651494
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 760
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There have been numerous accounts exploring the relationship between institutions and firm practices. However, much of this literature tends to be located into distinct theoretical-traditional 'silos', such as national business systems, social systems of production, regulation theory, or varieties of capitalism, with limited dialogue between different approaches to enhance understanding of institutional effects. Again, evaluations of the relationship between institutions and employment relations have tended to be of the broad-brushstroke nature, often founded on macro-data, and with only limited attention being accorded to internal diversity and details of actual practice. The Handbook aims to fill this gap by bringing together an assembly of comprehensive and high quality chapters to enable understanding of changes in employment relations since the early 1970s. Theoretically-based chapters attempt to link varieties of capitalism, business systems, and different modes of regulation to the specific practice of employment relations, and offer a truly comparative treatment of the subject, providing frameworks and empirical evidence for understanding trends in employment relations in different parts of the world. Most notably, the Handbook seeks to incorporate at a theoretical level regulationist accounts and recent work that link bounded internal systemic diversity with change, and, at an applied level, a greater emphasis on recent applied evidence, specifically dealing with the employment contract, its implementation, and related questions of work organization. It will be useful to academics and students of industrial relations, political economy, and management.

Women and Work in Globalizing Asia

Women and Work in Globalizing Asia

  • Author: Dong-Sook S. Gills,Nicola Piper
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113452076X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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This book sheds light on the real experiences of women in different societies, exploring the impact of globalization through the changing nature of the labour of women. A comprehensive survey of women and work is provided by using case studies and empirical data collected from throughout Asia and also includes an analysis of Asian immigrants working in the US. This book is an invaluable resource, accessible to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of women's studies, labour relations, international political economy and Asian studies.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

  • Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444355074
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Combating Poverty and Inequality

Combating Poverty and Inequality

Structural Change, Social Policy and Politics

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789210545686
  • Category: Developing countries
  • Page: 380
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Risk and Citizenship

Risk and Citizenship

Key Issues in Welfare

  • Author: Rosalind Edwards,Judith Glover
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134548834
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
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Contemporary welfare provision poses serious challenges for social policy. Large and rapid changes are said to be taking place in the way we live, work and relate to each other, characterised by anxiety and insecurity.Risk and Citizenship explores how new and diffrent forms of citizenship are evolving in the context of this 'risk society' and the implications for the development of social policy at both the macro and micro level. This spirited and informed collection of papers by leading analysts addresses key questions related to welfare, citizenship and risk including: the nature of insecurity and social protection; the balance between inequality and egalitarianism; the relationship between governments and citizens; the parameters of citizenship; and the impact of risk assessment and risk management. Risk and Citizenship offers a thought-provoking reading for student, practitioner or policy-maker. It provides: * a review of current debates about risk, citizenship and welfare * in-depth analysis of specific policy initiatives in social security and community care * a new typology of welfare citizenship.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

  • Author: Georgina Waylen,Karen Celis,Johanna Kantola,S. Laurel Weldon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199324042
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 888
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As a field of scholarship, gender and politics has exploded over the last fifty years and is now global, institutionalized, and ever expanding. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics and shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies. Like the field it represents, the handbook has a broad understanding of what counts as political and is based on a notion of gender that highlights masculinities as well as femininities, thereby moving feminist debates in politics beyond the focus on women. It engages with some of the key aspects of political science as well as important themes in gender and feminist research (such as sexuality and body politics), thereby forging a dialogue between gender studies in politics and mainstream political science. The handbook is organized in sections that look at sexuality and body politics; political economy; civil society; participation, representation and policymaking; institutions, states and governance as well as nation, citizenship and identity. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics contains and reflects the best scholarship in its field.

Women and Representation in Local Government

Women and Representation in Local Government

International Case Studies

  • Author: Barbara Pini
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136815236
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 232
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This volume brings together international experts to examine and compare women in local government and features case studies on the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Australia and New Zealand.

Women and Austerity

Women and Austerity

The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality

  • Author: Maria Karamessini,Jill Rubery
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113507397X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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Austerity has become the new principle for public policy in Europe and the US as the financial crisis of 2008 has been converted into a public debt crisis. However, current austerity measures risk losing past progress towards gender equality by undermining important employment and social welfare protections and putting gender equality policy onto the back burner. This volume constitutes the first attempt to identify how the economic crisis and the subsequent austerity policies are affecting women in Europe and the US, tracing the consequences for gender equality in employment and welfare systems in nine case studies from countries facing the most severe adjustment problems. The contributions adopt a common framework to analyse women in recession, which takes into account changes in women’s position and current austerity conditions. The findings demonstrate that in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, employment gaps between women and men declined — but due only to a deterioration in men’s employment position rather than any improvements for women. Tables are set to be turned by the austerity policies which are already having a more negative impact on demand for female labour and on access to services which support working mothers. Women are nevertheless reinforcing their commitment to paid work, even at this time of increasing demands on their unpaid domestic labour. Future prospects are bleak. Current policy is reinforcing the same failed mechanisms that caused the crisis in the first place and is stalling or even reversing the long term growth in social investment in support for care. This book makes the case for gender equality to be placed at the centre of any progressive plan for a route out of the crisis.

At the Limits of Justice

At the Limits of Justice

Women of Colour on Terror

  • Author: Suvendrini Perera,Sherene Razack
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442616466
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 632
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The fear and violence that followed the events of September 11, 2001 touched lives all around the world, even in places that few would immediately associate with the global war on terror. In At the Limits of Justice, twenty-nine contributors from six countries explore the proximity of terror in their own lives and in places ranging from Canada and the United States to Jamaica, Palestine/Israel, Australia, Guyana, Chile, Pakistan, and across the African continent. In this collection, female scholars of colour – including leading theorists on issues of indigeneity, race, and feminism – examine the political, social, and personal repercussions of the war on terror through contributions that range from testimony and poetry to scholarly analysis. Inspired by both the personal and the global impact of this violence within the war on terror, they expose the way in which the war on terror is presented as a distant and foreign issue at the same time that it is deeply present in the lives of women and others all around the world. An impassioned but rigorous examination of issues of race and gender in contemporary politics, At the Limits of Justice is also a call to create moral communities which will find terror and violence unacceptable.

Institutionalizing Intersectionality

Institutionalizing Intersectionality

The Changing Nature of European Equality Regimes

  • Author: A. Krizsan,H. Skjeie,J. Squires
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137031069
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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An exploration of the ways that multiple inequalities are being addressed in Europe. Using country-based and region-specific case studies it provides an innovative comparative analysis of the multidimensional equality regimes that are emerging in Europe, and reveals the potential that these have for institutionalizing intersectionality.

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

Political Action and the Informal Economy in Latin America

  • Author: Patricia Fernández-Kelly,Jon Shefner
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271045590
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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Since the beginning of scholarly writing about the informal economy in the mid-1970s, the debate has evolved from addressing survival strategies of the poor to considering the implications for national development and the global economy. Simultaneously, research on informal politics has ranged from neighborhood clientelism to contentious social movements basing their claims on a variety of social identities in their quest for social justice. Despite related empirical and theoretical concerns, these research traditions have seldom engaged in dialogue with one another. Out of the Shadows brings leading scholars of the informal economy and informal politics together to address how globalization has influenced local efforts to resolve political and economic needs&—and how these seemingly separate issues are indeed deeply related. In addition to the editors, contributors are Javier Auyero, Miguel Angel Centeno, Sylvia Chant, Robert Gay, Mercedes Gonz&ález de la Rocha, Jos&é Itzigsohn, Alejandro Portes, and Juan Manuel Ram&írez S&áiz.

The Gender Dimension of Globalization

The Gender Dimension of Globalization

A Survey of the Literature with a Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Maria Thorin
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211213430
  • Category: Globalization
  • Page: 52
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This paper presents a critical survey of the literature on economic globalization and gender, with a specific focus on Latin American and Caribbean studies. The objectives of the survey are twofold: 1) to uncover the gender dimension of the economic globalization process; and 2) to summarize major findings as well as the conceptual and methodological problems in the assessment of various authors of the impacts of different aspects of economic globalization on women's well-being and status. This survey also identifies major gaps in the literature and suggests areas for further research.

Transforming Gender and Development in East Asia

Transforming Gender and Development in East Asia

  • Author: Esther Ngan-ling Chow
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317795202
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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Transforming Gender and Development in East Asia brings together a collection of original essays from top scholars in the United States and Asia to explore the centrality of gender in the process of economic development in East Asia. Contributors demonstrate through ethnography, personal narratives, field observation, and in-depth interviews the essential parts women have played in the national growth, economic restructuring, and industrialization of East Asian countries, including South Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and China.

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development

  • Author: Anne Coles,Leslie Gray,Janet Momsen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134094787
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 594
  • View: 1947
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The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for gender and development policy making and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. Specifically, it provides critical reviews and appraisals of the current state of gender and development and considers future trends. It includes theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical studies. The international reach and scope of the Handbook and the contributors’ experiences allow engagement with and reflection upon these bridging and linking themes, as well as the examining the politics and policy of how we think about and practice gender and development. Organized into eight inter-related sections, the Handbook contains over 50 contributions from leading scholars, looking at conceptual and theoretical approaches, environmental resources, poverty and families, women and health related services, migration and mobility, the effect of civil and international conflict, and international economies and development. This Handbook provides a wealth of interdisciplinary information and will appeal to students and practitioners in Geography, Development Studies, Gender Studies and related disciplines.

Gender Equality and Welfare Politics in Scandinavia

Gender Equality and Welfare Politics in Scandinavia

The Limits of Political Ambition?

  • Author: Kari Melby,Anna-Birte Ravn,Christina Carlsson Wetterberg
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 9781847424655
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
  • View: 1931
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This book examines the meanings of gender that underpin policies in the Scandinavian welfare states, historically and today, and raises the question whether the hallmark of the Scandinavian welfare model is a special combination of gender equality and gender differentiation.

Gender Inequalities in Southern Europe

Gender Inequalities in Southern Europe

Women, Work, and Welfare in the 1990s

  • Author: Maria Jose Gonzalez,María José González López,Teresa Jurado,Manuela Naldini
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714650289
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 258
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Presenting studies of the situation on gender inequalities and associated pattern of work and welfare in all southern European countries, this work focuses on the interaction of the three major societal institutions - the State, the family and the labour market.

Turkey and the Politics of National Identity

Turkey and the Politics of National Identity

Social, Economic and Cultural Transformation

  • Author: Shane Brennan,Marc Herzog
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 085773685X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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In the first decade of the twenty-first century Turkey experienced an extraordinary set of transformations. In 2001, in the midst of financial difficulties, the country was under IMF stewardship, yet it has recently emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. And on the international stage, Turkey has managed to enhance its position from being a backseat NATO member and outside candidate for EU membership to being an influential regional power, determining and developing its own individual foreign policy. Shane Brennan and Marc Herzog explore how these and other changes have shaped the way people in Turkey perceive themselves and how the country’s self-image shapes its actions. Through different approaches engaging with politics, economy, society, culture and history, they offer new perspectives on the transformation of national identity in this increasingly influential country in the Middle East.

Going for Gender Balance

Going for Gender Balance

  • Author: Alison E. Woodward
  • Publisher: Council of Europe
  • ISBN: 9789287149015
  • Category: Sex discrimination against women
  • Page: 124
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This guide contains practical ideas to raise awareness of the need for gender balance in decision-making in European institutions and bodies, and gives examples of projects to promote good practice in a range of countries. It moves beyond electoral politics to consider other groups which are also involved in social and economic decision-making, such as trade unions and non-governmental organisations. It also looks at persuasive communication techniques used to sensitise opinion leaders and the general public to issues of gender equality.

The Gender Effect

The Gender Effect

Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development

  • Author: Kathryn Moeller
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520286391
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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Introduction : corporatized development -- The Girl Effect as apparatus -- The historical rise of the girl effect -- The spectacle of empowering girls and women -- Searching for third world potential -- Proving the girl effect -- Negotiating corporatized development -- Conclusion : accelerating and freeing the girl effect