New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy
Edited by Shirin M. Rai, Georgina Waylen
Routledge – 2013 – 240 pages
This volume brings together the work of outstanding feminist scholars who reflect on the achievements of feminist political economy and the challenges it faces in the 21st century.
The volume develops further some key areas of research in feminist political economy – understanding economies as gendered structures and economic crises as crises in social reproduction, as well as in finance and production; assessing economic policies through the lens of women’s rights; analysing global transformations in women’s work; making visible the unpaid economy in which care is provided for family and communities, and critiquing the ways in which policy makers are addressing ( or failing to address) this unpaid economy.
1. Introduction (Shirin M. Rai and Georgina Waylen) 2. Gender Equality and Macroeconomic Policy (Diane Elson) 3. Gender as a Macro Economic Variable (Irene van Staveren) 4. Gender and Economy-Wide Modelling (Marzia Fontana) 5. Gender Bias in Public Finance (Caren Grown) 6. Gender, the right to social security and macroeconomic policy (Radhika Balakrishnan) 7. From Nimble Fingers to Flexible Workers (Ruth Pearson) 8. Gender Dimensions of Engagement in Global Production Networks (Stephanie Barrientos) 9. Subjectivity and Citizenship: Women’s Work and Pathways to Social Change (Naila Kabeer) 10. Care on Whose Terms? (Shahra Razavi) 11. Domesticating the Development Agenda (Katherine Bickell and Sylvia Chant) 12. Future challenges for Feminist Political Economy and Gender Justice (Diane Elson and Ruth Pearson)
Shirin M. Rai is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK
Georgina Waylen is Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester, UK