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

View: 6119

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]
Posted in Social Science

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

View: 6834

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Geoffrey Wood,Richard Deeg

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 760

View: 8568

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

Women and Work in Globalizing Asia

Author: Dong-Sook S. Gills,Nicola Piper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452076X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8058

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.
Posted in Social Science

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

View: 1687

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
Posted in Social Science

Combating Poverty and Inequality

Structural Change, Social Policy and Politics

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789210545686

Category: Developing countries

Page: 380

View: 8567

Posted in Developing countries

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

Author: Georgina Waylen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199751455

Category: Political Science

Page: 872

View: 6286

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 it shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies.
Posted in Political Science

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

View: 1125

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
Posted in Social Science

Making Globalization Work for Women

The Role of Social Rights and Trade Union Leadership

Author: Valentine M. Moghadam,Suzanne Franzway,Mary Margaret Fonow

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143843961X

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1573

Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.
Posted in Political Science

Risk and Citizenship

Key Issues in Welfare

Author: Rosalind Edwards,Judith Glover

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134548834

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 1376

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.
Posted in Medical

Gender and the Economic Crisis in Europe

Politics, Institutions and Intersectionality

Author: Johanna Kantola,Emanuela Lombardo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319507788

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 3160

This book is a unique exploration into the gendered politics of the economic crisis in Europe. It focuses, firstly, on the changes in the political and economic decision-making institutions and processes of the EU and their consequences for gender equality policy. Secondly, the book analyses the gendered impacts of austerity politics on member states’ gender equality policies, institutions, regimes, and debates. Finally, it addresses feminist and intersectional struggles and resistances against neoliberal, conservative and racist politics across Europe. The authors consider the gendered politics of the economic crisis from a variety of feminist approaches, shedding new light on the concept of the crisis and on questions of politics, institutions and intersectionality. The case studies included refer to different parts of Europe, from North to South and from East to West, capturing the multifaceted gendered impacts of the crisis. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, international relations, gender studies, economics, law, sociology, social policy, and European studies.
Posted in Political Science

Engendering Development

Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780195215960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 4501

Disparities between men and women in basic rights, access to resources, and power to determine their own lives continue to exist in virtually all countries of the world. This report reconfirms this importance of gender equality in the fight against poverty and stresses the urgency of promoting gendered-related action.
Posted in Business & Economics

Gender in the Twenty-First Century

The Stalled Revolution and the Road to Equality

Author: Shannon N. Davis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520965183

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 1433

How far have we really progressed toward gender equality in the United States? The answer is, “not far enough.” This engaging and accessible work, aimed at students studying gender and social inequality, provides new insight into the uneven and stalled nature of the gender revolution in the twenty-first century. Honing in on key institutions—the family, higher education, the workplace, religion, the military, and sports—key scholars in the field look at why gender inequality persists. All contributions are rooted in new and original research and introductory and concluding essays provide a broad overview for students and others new to the field. The volume also explores how to address current inequities through political action, research initiatives, social mobilization, and policy changes. Conceived of as a book for gender and society classes with a mix of exciting, accessible, pointed pieces, Gender in the Twenty-First Century is an ideal book for students and scholars alike.
Posted in Social Science

Women, Politics, and the United Nations

Author: Anne Winslow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295225

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 4891

Participants and scholars appraise the successes and failures of women's agendas at the UN and international conferences for equality and full partnership.
Posted in Political Science

Women and Representation in Local Government

International Case Studies

Author: Barbara Pini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136815236

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 2145

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.
Posted in Political Science

Feminist Interventions in International Communication

Minding the Gap

Author: Katharine Sarikakis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742553057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

View: 2927

Critiques global mediascape through feminist perspectives, highlighting concerns of policy, power, labor, and technology. Starting with the state of international communications, this work covers cases on online news, pornography, democracy, policies for women's development, violence against women, information workers, print media and telecentres.
Posted in Business & Economics

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

View: 5027

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

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

View: 5916

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.
Posted in Social Science

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

View: 9499

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.
Posted in Social Science

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

View: 8901

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.
Posted in Social Science