Institutions, Relations and Outcomes: A Framework and Case Studies for Gender-Aware Planning

Institutions, Relations and Outcomes: A Framework and Case Studies for Gender-Aware Planning

by Naila Kabeer, Ramya Subrahmanian
     
 

The absence of gender awareness in policy and planning in the past has given rise to a variety of efficiency, welfare, and equity costs. This book develops an analytical framework and a set of tools which can assist planners, as well as trainers, to ensure that gender is systematically integrated into different aspects of their work. It offers an inventory of the… See more details below

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The absence of gender awareness in policy and planning in the past has given rise to a variety of efficiency, welfare, and equity costs. This book develops an analytical framework and a set of tools which can assist planners, as well as trainers, to ensure that gender is systematically integrated into different aspects of their work. It offers an inventory of the kinds of assumptions which lead to gender-blind policy, and assesses integrationist and transformatory strategies by feminist advocates to influence the mainstream policy agenda. An analytical framework for examining the gender inequalities generated by key institutions through which development takes place occupies a central place in the book.

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Develops an analytical framework and a set of tools which can assist planners and trainers in integrating gender into different aspects of their work. Investigates assumptions which lead to gender-blind policy and assesses strategies that can influence the mainstream policy agenda. A framework for examining gender inequalities generated by key development institutions occupies an central place in the book. Material stems from a training initiative, the Gender Planning Training Project, organized by the government of India. Kabeer is fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, UK. Subrahmanian is a doctoral student at the Open University, UK. Distributed by Palgrave. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781856498951
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.83(h) x 1.14(d)

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