Women, Democracy, And Globalization In North America

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This book examines the impact of globalization upon Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It investigates changes in the structures and practices of federalism, in public policies and practices of governance and politics, and in economic livelihoods in all three nations. It also provides detailed comparisons of the effects of globalization on the political and economic lives of women in each country.

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Overview

This book examines the impact of globalization upon Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It investigates changes in the structures and practices of federalism, in public policies and practices of governance and politics, and in economic livelihoods in all three nations. It also provides detailed comparisons of the effects of globalization on the political and economic lives of women in each country.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Women, Democracy, and Globalization skillfully juxtaposes the remarkably different gendered experiences with globalization in North America. By exploring the complex ideas about gender and social change, it embarks upon what should become a focus for future analysis in the 21st century - how to bring about social justice in an age of globalization— and provides a unique resource for those interested in the gendered struggle for democracy through historical and contemporary times. These complex stories of globalization will be essential reading in all courses on globalization." —Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Professor of Political Science and Women 's Studies and Chair of Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University

"The international contributors to Women, Democracy, and Globalization in North America have produced an ambitious book that compares the history of women’s political participation and the impact of globalization in three very different countries united by their participation in the North American Free Trade Area. The early chapters provide historical background, and the second half focuses on the economic effects of globalization in each country, emphasizing the feminization of the labor force and growing inequalities. The authors point out the striking fact that, in many respects, Canada and Mexico have far more gender democracy than the United States; their 'feminist frame' questions whether globalization is undermining the liberatory promises of democracy, especially for women."
— Jane Jaquette, Occidental College

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403970886
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Series: Perspectives in Comparative Politics Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Bayes is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of Gender, Globalization, and Democracy at CSU, Northridge. Patricia Begné is Professor of Law at the University of Guanajuato. Laura Gonzalez is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Dallas. Lois Harder is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Mary Hawkesworth is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the American Woman at Rutgers University. Laura Macdonald is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction * Introduction—Jane Bayes, Mary Hawkesworth * Part II: Women and the Struggle for Democracy
• Women and the Struggle for Democracy in Mexico—Patricia Begné
• Women and Politics in Canada—Lois Harder
• Women’s Struggle for Political Equality in the United States—Mary Hawkesworth
Part III: Gender and Globalization
• Gender and Globalization in Mexico—Laura Gonzalez
• Globalization and Gender in Canada—Laura Macdonald
• The Gendered Impact of Globalization on the United States—Jane Bayes
• Conclusion—Mary Hawkesworth, Lois Harder, Jane Bayes

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