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Women, Democracy, and Globalization in North America: A Comparative Study
     

Women, Democracy, and Globalization in North America: A Comparative Study

by J. Bayes (Editor), P. Begne (Editor), L. Gonzalez (Editor), L. Harder (Editor), Mary Hawkesworth
 

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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 comparisons of the effects of globalization on women's lives.

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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 comparisons of the effects of globalization on women's lives.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403970886
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
02/22/2006
Series:
Perspectives in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

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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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