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Development in an Insecure and Gendered World: The Relevance of the Millennium Goals

Development in an Insecure and Gendered World: The Relevance of the Millennium Goals

1st Edition

Jacqueline Leckie
December 28, 2009

The Millennium Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 and explicit targets were set to eradicate key problems in human development by 2015. This collection focuses specifically on the goals relating to gender issues that are problematic for women. The most relevant...

Empowering Migrant Women: Why Agency and Rights are not Enough

Empowering Migrant Women: Why Agency and Rights are not Enough

1st Edition

Leah Briones
March 28, 2009

Based on insights from Filipina experiences of domestic work in Paris and Hong Kong, this volume breaks through the polarized thinking and migration-centric policy action on the protection of migrant women domestic workers from abuse to link migrants' rights and victimization with livelihood,...

Gendered Struggles against Globalisation in Mexico

Gendered Struggles against Globalisation in Mexico

1st Edition

Teresa Healy
July 21, 2008

Teresa Healy here examines resistance within Mexican society during a period of sustained crisis at the regional and national level, as well as at the level of world order. She analyzes how working class men organized to fight for the recognition of their citizenship rights, how they defended those...

Encountering the Transnational: Women, Islam and the Politics of Interpretation

Encountering the Transnational: Women, Islam and the Politics of Interpretation

1st Edition

Meena Sharify-Funk
April 15, 2008

When Muslim women from diverse national and cultural contexts meet one another through transnational dialogue and networking, what happens to their sense of identity and social agency? Addressing this question, Meena Sharify-Funk encountered women activists and intellectuals in North America, the...

(En)Gendering the War on Terror: War Stories and Camouflaged Politics

(En)Gendering the War on Terror: War Stories and Camouflaged Politics

1st Edition

Kim Rygiel, Krista Hunt
December 21, 2007

The war on terror has been raging for many years now, and subsequently there is a growing body of literature examining the development, motivation and effects of this US-led aggression. Virtually absent from these accounts is an examination of the central role that gender, race, class and sexuality...

The Gender Question in Globalization: Changing Perspectives and Practices

The Gender Question in Globalization: Changing Perspectives and Practices

1st Edition

Francien van Driel, Tine Davids
December 21, 2007

Orthodox views of globalization assume that it has the same features and impact everywhere, i.e. the feminization of poverty, labour and even peace. As these ideas circulate in official documents and scientific writings, they settle practically as truths. This challenging and unique book is...

The Price of Gender Equality: Member States and Governance in the European Union

The Price of Gender Equality: Member States and Governance in the European Union

1st Edition

Anna van der Vleuten
February 01, 2007

This thoroughly researched, well-documented book presents a theoretically guided empirical analysis of developing and implementing gender equality policies in the European Union (EU). In spite of a wealth of research, many questions have long remained unanswered and these are addressed here. The...

Transnational Ruptures: Gender and Forced Migration

Transnational Ruptures: Gender and Forced Migration

1st Edition

Catherine Nolin
June 22, 2006

A key development in international migration in recent years has been the increasing feminization of migrant populations. Research attention now focuses not only on the growing number of women on the move but also on their changing gender roles as more female migrants participate as principal wage...

Women, Migration and Citizenship: Making Local, National and Transnational Connections

Women, Migration and Citizenship: Making Local, National and Transnational Connections

1st Edition

Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Evangelia Tastsoglou
June 09, 2006

Given the recent and rapid changes to migration patterns and citizenship processes, this volume provides a timely, compelling, empirical and theoretical study of the gendered implications of such developments. More specifically, it draws out the multiple connections between migration and...

'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians

'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians

1st Edition

R. Charli Carpenter
May 28, 2006

Examining the influence of gender constructs on the international regime protecting war-affected civilians, R. Charli Carpenter examines how in practice belligerents, advocates and humanitarian players interpret civilian immunity so as to leave adult civilian men and older boys at grave risk in...

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