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Gender and the Political Economy of Development


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Table of Contents

List of Tables.


Introduction: Mapping Gender and the Political Economy of Development.

1 Gender, Nationalism, and 'Nation-Building': Discourses of Development.

2 Gender and Development: Theoretical Perspectives in Context.

3 Globalization: New Agendas for Gender and Development?.

4 Global Restructuring and Restructuring Gender Relations: The Politics of Structural Adjustment.

5 Gender and Multi-level Governance: Feasible and Transformative Politics.

6 Critical Engagements: From Nationalism to Globalization.



About the Author

Shirin M. Rai is Reader in Politics at the University of Warwick.


"Rai subjects the projects of both national development and globalization to searching scrutiny through a gender lens. Her emphasis on the intersection of gender and other forms of inequality is very timely. An excellent text for a wide range of courses in politics, sociology and development studies."
--Diane Elson, University of Essex

".an informative and accessible introduction to the debates on gender, development and globalization. It is an excellent and very readable text for all students of international relations, development studies and politics." (Political Studies)

"Shirin Rai's complex and comprehensive book threads gender throughout an analysis of nationalism, globalization, global restructuring, and government in the twentieth century. With breathtaking scope, her analysis will appeal to specialists in international political economy, comparative politics and gender studies. Shirin Rai has produced nothing short of the twentieth century, using a theoretical frame with implications for practice: political engagement with a gendered lens." (Political Science Quarterly)

"Its unique approach makes it a valuable book not only for those interested in politics and sociology, but also for newcomers to the field of gender studies." (Development and Change)

"Shirin Rai has produced a book that is essential reading - not just for feminists, but for anyone interested in global development."(International Feminist Journal of Politics)

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