The Gender Politics of Development: Essays in Hope and Despair

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In The Gender Politics of Development, Shirin Rai provides a comprehensive assessment of how gender politics has emerged and developed in post-colonial states.
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In The Gender Politics of Development, Shirin Rai provides a comprehensive assessment of how gender politics has emerged and developed in post-colonial states.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842778371
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Shirin Rai is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: the gender politics of development 1

1 Gender, nationalism and 'nation-building' 10

2 Women and the post-colonial state 39

3 Theorizing gender and democratization 59

4 Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state? 71

5 Quotas in context 90

6 Globalization, development and global governance 113

7 Knowledge and/as power 137

8 Networking across borders 157

Conclusion: what hopes, why despair? 175

Notes 182

Bibliography 190

Index 209

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