Gender Justice, Development and Rights
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Gender Justice, Development and Rights by Maxine D. Molyneux
Book DescriptionRecent years have seen a shift in the international development agenda in the direction of a greater emphasis on rights and democracy. While this has brought many positive changes in women's rights and political representation, in much of the world these advances were not matched by increases in social justice. Rising income inequalities, coupled with widespread poverty in many countries, have been accompanied by record levels of crime and violence. Meanwhile the global shift in the consensus over the role of the state in welfare provision has in many contexts entailed the down-sizing of public services and the re-allocation of service delivery to commercial interests, charitable groups, NGOs and households. Gender Justice, Development, and Rights reflects on this ambivalent record, and on the significance accorded in international development policy to rights and democracy in the post-Cold War era. Key items on the contemporary policy agenda-neo-liberal economic and social policies; democracy; and multiculturalism-are addressed here by leading scholars and regional specialists through theoretical reflections and detailed case studies. Together they constitute a collection which casts contemporary liberalism in a distinctive light by applying a gender perspective to the analysis of political and policy processes. Case studies from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, East-Central Europe, South and South-east Asia contribute a cross-cultural dimension to the analysis of contemporary liberalism-the dominant value system in the modern world-and how it exists, and is resisted, in developing and post-transition societies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199256457
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maxine D. Molyneux
Gender and the Politics of Rights and Democracy in Latin America, Hardback (December 2001)
This volume assesses one of the most important developments in contemporary Latin American women's movements: the engagement with rights based discourses. The country based chapters analyze specific bodies of rights, such as: rights and representation, domestic violence, and labour rights.
Women's Movements in International Perspective, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Maxine D. Molyneux
This work analyzes Latin American women's movements within liberal, authoritarian and revolutionary states. It studies Argentina, Nicaragua and Cuba alongside comparative discussions of socialism, women's movements and citizenship and examines the interaction of states and women's movements.
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