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Call # HQ1236 .G4615 2002
Title Gender justice, development, and rights / edited by Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
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Descript. xii, 492 p. ; 24 cm
Series Oxford studies in democratization
Summary/Abstract "Gender Justice, Development, and Rights reflects on the significance accorded in international development policy to rights and democracy in the post-Cold War era. Key items on the contemporary policy agenda - neo-liberal economic and social policies, democracy, and multi-culturalism - are addressed here by leading scholars and regional specialists through theoretical reflections and detailed case studies. Together they constitute a collection which casts contemporary liberalism in a distinctive light by applying a gender perspective to the analysis of political and policy processes. Case studies from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, East-Central Europe, South and South-East Asia contribute a cross-cultural dimension to the analysis of contemporary liberalism - the dominant value system in the modern world - by examining how it both exists in and is resisted in developing and post-transition societies."--BOOK JACKET
Note Papers presented at an UNRISD workshop held in New York on June 3, 2000 to coincide with the General Assembly Special Session for the Beijing+5 review
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women's rights -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses
Women's rights -- Developing countries -- Congresses
Women -- Developing countries -- Social conditions -- Congresses
Women -- Developing countries -- Economic conditions -- Congresses
Social justice -- Developing countries -- Congresses
Developing countries -- Social policy -- Congresses
Alt Author Molyneux, Maxine
Razavi, Shahra
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
OCLC # 50192161
Table of Contents
 Notes on Contributors 
 1Introduction / Maxine Molyneux, Shahra Razavi1
IRethinking Liberal Rights and Universalism 
 2Women's Capabilities and Social Justice / Martha Nussbaum45
 3Gender Justice, Human Rights, and Neo-liberal Economic Policies / Diane Elson78
 4Multiculturalism, Universalism, and the Claims of Democracy / Anne Phillips115
IISocial Sector Restructuring and Social Rights 
 5Political and Social Citizenship: An Examination of the Case of Poland / Jacqueline Heinen, Stephane Portet141
 6Engendering the New Social Citizenship in Chile: NGOs and Social Provisioning under Neo-liberalism / Veronica Schild170
 7Engendering Education: Prospects for a Rights-Based Approach to Female Education Deprivation in India / Ramya Subrahmanian204
IIIDemocratization and the Politics of Gender 
 8Encounters between Feminism, Democracy and Reformism in Contemporary Iran / Parvin Paidar239
 9The 'Devil's Deal': Women's Political Participation and Authoritarianism in Peru / Cecilia Blondet277
 10In and Against the Party: Women's Representation and Constituency-Building in Uganda and South Africa / Anne Marie Goetz, Shireen Hassim306
IVMulticulturalisms in Practice 
 11The Politics of Gender, Ethnicity, and Democratization in Malaysia: Shifting Interests and Identities / Maznah Mohamad347
 12National Law and Indigenous Customary Law: The Struggle for Justice of Indigenous Women in Chiapas, Mexico / R. Aida Hernandez Castillo384
 13The Politics of Women's Rights and Cultural Diversity in Uganda / Aili Mari Tripp413