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The Remaking of Social Contracts - Feminists in a Fierce New World

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Zusatztext In the last decade of the twentieth century, social movements debated whether their goals should include "equity" or "equality" for women. This book offers a different perspective. In a world which is becoming more and more unequal both within countries and between them, the answer is "neither", and a new social contract should be based instead on justice. In this foundational book, DAWN spells out gender justice not just as another item on the wish list of social movements but as the basis of a new, indispensable social contract. Informationen zum Autor Gita Sen is Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health, and was until recently Professor of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She has been for many years a feminist analyst, activist and advocate on the political economy of globalization, and on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She is a member of DAWN's Executive Committee. Marina Durano was a member of DAWN's Executive Committee from 2008 to 2011, working on gender issues in financing for development, including the examination of gender issues in international trade policies. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Women's Development Research Centre (KANITA) of the Universiti Sains Malaysia, and is now an Assistant Professor at the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Manchester. Klappentext Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) argues that social contracts must be recreated if they are to fulfil the promise of human rights. In The Remaking of Social Contracts, leading thinkers and activists address a wide range of concerns - global economic governance, militarism, ecological tipping points, the nation state, movement-building, sexuality and reproduction, and religious fundamentalism. These themes are of wide-ranging importance for the survival and well-being of us all, and reflect the many dimensions and inter-connectedness of our lives. Using feminist lenses, the book puts forward a holistic and radical understanding of the synergies, tensions and contradictions between social movements and global, regional and local power structures and processes, and it points to other alternatives and possibilities for this fierce new world. Vorwort Powerful insights from leading gender and development scholars. Zusammenfassung Powerful insights from leading gender and development scholars. Inhaltsverzeichnis Foreword - Josefa Francisco Part I: Introductory overview Social Contracts Revisited: The Promise of Human Rights - Gita Sen and Marina Durano Part II: Governing Globalization: Critiquing the Reproduction of Inequality 1. Financialization, Distribution and Inequality - Stephanie Seguino Box II.1 Multilateralism: From Advancement to Self Defence - Barbara Adams Box II.2 Women's Status and Free Trade in the Pacific - Lice Cokanasiga 2. New Poles of Accumulation and Realignment of Power in the Twenty-First Century - Yao Graham and Hibist Wendemu Kassa 3. The Modern Business of War - Oscar Ugarteche Box II.3 Militarization, Illicit Economies and Governance - Adebayo Olukoshi Box II.4 Commodity Exports and Persistent Inequality in Latin America - Nicole Bidegain Ponte 4. The Convergences and Divergences of Human Rights and Political Economy - Aldo Caliari Part III: Political Ecology and Climate Justice: Tackling Sustainability and Climate Change 5. Climate Non-Negotiables - Anita Nayar Box III.1 Primitive Accumulation Revisited - Gita Sen 6. Geoengineering: A Gender Issue? - Diana Bronson Box III.2 Green Rhetoric in the Asian fiscal Stimulus - Marina Durano 7. Land Grabs, Food Security and Climate Justice: A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa - Zo Randriamaro Box III.3 African fem...

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Authors Ada, DAWN Steering Committee, Marina Durano, Stephanie Seguino, Gita Sen, Gita Durano Sen
Assisted by For Dawn (Editor), Marina Durano (Editor), Gita Sen (Editor)
Publisher Zed Books
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 11.09.2014
EAN 9781780321585
ISBN 978-1-78032-158-5
No. of pages 336
Subjects Natural sciences, medicine, IT, technology > Natural sciences (general)
Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business > Politics
Social sciences, law, business > Business > Management

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