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From the Publisher"Rai subjects the projects of both national development andglobalization to searching scrutiny through a gender lens. Heremphasis on the intersection of gender and other forms ofinequality is very timely. An excellent text for a wide range ofcourses in politics, sociology and development studies."
—Diane Elson, University of Essex
".an informative and accessible introduction to the debates ongender, development and globalization. It is an excellent and veryreadable text for all students of international relations,development studies and politics." (Political Studies)
"Shirin Rai's complex and comprehensive book threads genderthroughout an analysis of nationalism, globalization, globalrestructuring, and government in the twentieth century. Withbreathtaking scope, her analysis will appeal to specialists ininternational political economy, comparative politics and genderstudies. Shirin Rai has produced nothing short of the twentiethcentury, using a theoretical frame with implications for practice:political engagement with a gendered lens." (Political ScienceQuarterly)
"Its unique approach makes it a valuable book not only for thoseinterested in politics and sociology, but also for newcomers to thefield of gender studies." (Development and Change)
"Shirin Rai has produced a book that is essential reading - notjust for feminists, but for anyone interested in globaldevelopment."(International Feminist Journal ofPolitics)