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: 3765

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]

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: 2806

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.

Risk and Citizenship

Key Issues in Welfare


Author: Rosalind Edwards,Judith Glover

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134548834

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 2462

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.

Women and Work in Globalizing Asia


Author: Dong-Sook S. Gills,Nicola Piper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452076X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7629

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 Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations


Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Geoffrey Wood,Richard Deeg

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 760

View: 2632

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.

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: 4535

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: 1727

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

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: 8903

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.

Going for Gender Balance


Author: Alison E. Woodward

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287149015

Category: Sex discrimination against women

Page: 124

View: 7727

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.

Women, Politics, and the United Nations


Author: Anne Winslow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295225

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 9616

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

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: 8866

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.

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: 7222

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

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: 3580

Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.

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: 5972

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.

Handbook on Gender and Social Policy


Author: Sheila Shaver

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785367161

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 2383

Providing a state of the art overview, this comprehensive Handbook is an essential introduction to the subject of Gender and Social Policy. Bringing together original contributions and research from leading researchers it covers the theoretical perspectives of the field, the central policy terrain of gender inequalities of income, employment and care, and family policy. Examining gender and social policy at both the regional and national level, the Handbook is an excellent resource for advanced students and scholars of sociology, political science, women’s studies, policy studies as well as practitioners seeking to understand how gender shapes the contours of social policy and politics.

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: 621

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.

The Politics of Parental Leave Policies

Children, Parenting, Gender and the Labour Market


Author: Kamerman, Sheila,Moss, Peter

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847420671

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

View: 8205

This title covers 15 countries in Europe and beyond bringing together leading academic experts to provide a unique insight into the past, present and future state of this key policy area.

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: 7430

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.

Transforming Gender and Development in East Asia


Author: Esther Ngan-ling Chow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317795202

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 5323

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 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

View: 3174

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.