Gender, Development and Globalization

Economics as if All People Mattered
Author: Lourdes Beneria,Günseli Berik,Maria Floro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136263659
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Gender, Development, and Globalization is the leading primer on global feminist economics and development. Lourdes Benería, a pioneer in the field of feminist economics, is joined in this second edition by Gunseli Berik and Maria Floro to update the text to reflect the major theoretical, empirical, and methodological contributions and global developments in the last decade. Its interdisciplinary investigation remains accessible to a broad audience interested in an analytical treatment of the impact of globalization processes on development and wellbeing in general and on social and gender equality in particular. The revision will continue to provide a wide-ranging discussion of the strategies and policies that hold the most promise in promoting equitable and sustainable development. The authors make the case for feminist economics as a useful framework to address major contemporary global challenges, such as inequalities between the global South and North as well as within single countries; persistent poverty; and increasing vulnerability to financial crises, food crises, and climate change. The authors’ approach is grounded in the intellectual current of feminism and human development, drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and focused on the importance of the care economy, increasing pressures faced by women, and the failures of neoliberal reforms to bring about sustainable development, reduction in poverty, inequality, and vulnerability to economic crisis.

La gran brecha

Qué hacer con las sociedades desiguales
Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: TAURUS
ISBN: 8430617736
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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La desigualdad es evitable, no es consecuencia de leyes inexorables de la economía. Es cuestión de políticas y estrategias. Una gran brecha separa a los muy ricos de los demás, y esa desigualdad, hoy en el centro del debate económico, se ha convertido en una preocupación cada vez más acuciante incluso para ese famoso 1 por ciento privilegiado, que empieza a ser consciente de la imposibilidad de lograr un crecimiento económico sostenido si los ingresos de la inmensa mayoría están estancados. La desigualdad es la mayor amenaza para la prosperidad. En una época definida por el cansancio de la política y la incertidumbre económica, Joseph Stiglitz se ha convertido en una voz necesaria. En este libro, defiende y demuestra que no es necesario elegir entre crecimiento y equidad: una economía sana y una democracia más justa están a nuestro alcance, siempre y cuando dejemos a un lado los intereses erróneos y abandonemos lo antes posible unas políticas que ya han demostrado ser fallidas. Este libro incluye sus textos más polémicos e influyentes, como el ensayo que dio al movimiento Occupy su lema «Somos el 99 por ciento», proporciona un análisis comparativo y enormemente útil de cómo se gestiona la desigualdad en distintos países, con un amplio análisis del caso de España, y propone una serie de reformas capaces de estimular el crecimiento e incrementar las oportunidades y la igualdad. La crítica ha dicho... «Joseph Stiglitz es un economista increíblemente bueno.» Paul Krugman, The New York Times «Junto con Grecia y Detroit, el argumento económico liberal moderno también ha demostrado ser insolvente, y Joseph E. Stiglitz lo demuestra en La gran brecha.» Brian Wesbury, The Wall Street Journal «Stiglitz lleva años trabajando en esta línea, pero sus diagnósticos y pronósticos cobran una nueva urgencia en este momento de creciente desigualdad. Un libro inteligente, a veces mordaz, que rechaza las doctrinas de gobiernos ahogados y austeridad artificial, que nos obligan a "pagar un alto precio económico para nuestra creciente desigualdad y la disminución de oportunidades".» Kirkus Reviews «Stiglitz es una rara combinación de economista virtuoso, polemista ingenioso e intelectual público.» Robert Kuttner, New Statesman «Stiglitz es una especie rara, un economista hereje que se ha atrevido a cuestionar el autocomplaciente establishment que en otros tiempos le daba de comer.» Ian Fraser, Sunday Tribune «Un visionario de proporciones casi keynesianas.» Michael Hirsh, Newsweek

Las encrucijadas de clase y género

trabajo a domicilio, subcontratación y dinámica de la unidad doméstica en la ciudad de México
Author: Lourdes Benería,Martha Roldán
Publisher: Fondo De Cultura Economica USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
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La presente obra es el resultado de una amplia investigación que surgió del interés de las autoras por entender la situación de la mujer en los procesos de desarrollo de América Latina. Las autoras examinan la interacción entre las relaciones sociales y las dinámicas económicas y el modo en que éstas afectan la vida cotidiana de las mujeres y sus familias.

Freakonomics


Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher: B DE BOOKS
ISBN: 8466645772
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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En esta obra, Levitt y Dubner demuestran, a través de ejemplos y una sarcástica perspicacia, que la economía representa el estudio de los incentivos. ¿Qué resulta más peligroso: una pistola o una piscina? ¿Qué tienen en común un maestro de escuela y un luchador de sumo? ¿Por qué continúan los traficantes de drogas viviendo con sus madres? ¿En qué se parecen el Ku Kux Klan a los agentes inmobiliarios? Quizás éstas no sean las típicas preguntas que se formula un experto en economía, pero Steven D. Levitt y Stephen J. Dubner no son unos economistas muy típicos. Se trata de especialistas que estudian la esencia y los enigmas de la vida cotidiana y cuyas conclusiones, con frecuencia, ponen patas arriba la sabiduría convencional. A través de ejemplos prácticos y de una sarcástica perspicacia, Levitt y Dubner demuestran que la economía, en el fondo, representa el estudio de los incentivos: el modo en que las personas obtienen lo que desean, o necesitan, especialmente cuando otras personas desean o necesitan lo mismo.

Las mujeres y las políticas del lugar


Author: Wendy Harcourt,Arturo Escobar
Publisher: UNAM
ISBN: 9789703240494
Category: Historia testimonial argentina
Page: 290
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Mujeres y lucha cotidiana por el bienestar


Author: Laura Torrabadella,Luis Lemkow,Elisabet Tejero
Publisher: Icaria Editorial
ISBN: 9788474265606
Category: Marginality, Social
Page: 141
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Women of Asia

Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity
Author: Mehrangiz Najafizadeh,Linda L. Lindsey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781315458427
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Page: 446
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With thirty-two original chapters reflecting cutting edge content throughout developed and developing Asia, Women of Asia: Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity is a comprehensive anthology that contributes significantly to understanding globalization's transformative process and the resulting detrimental and beneficial consequences for women in the four major geographic regions of Asia--East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Eurasia/Central Asia--as it gives "voice" to women and provides innovative ways through which salient understudied issues pertaining to Asian women's situation are brought to the forefront.

En defensa de la globalización

el rostro humano de un mundo global
Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Publisher: Debate Editorial
ISBN: 9788483066218
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 460
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Gender and the Political Economy of Development

From Nationalism to Globalization
Author: Shirin M. Rai
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745668348
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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"Rai subjects the projects of both national development and globalization to searching scrutiny through a gender lens. Her emphasis on the intersection of gender and other forms of inequality is very timely. An excellent text for a wide range of courses in politics, sociology and development studies." --Diane Elson, University of Essex Shirin Rai pushes us to rethink development. She brings us to ear a feminist analysis that grows out of her nuanced understanding of both China’s and India's gendered experience. Readers will find fresh ideas and sharp caveats about how patriarchy is sustained and fought over globally. --Cynthia Enloe, Clark University This important book ranges across contemporary debates in the study of gender and political economy. It situates differing gender-based theories in the context of wider political and historical processes such as colonialism, post-colonialism, Cold War politics, the New World Order, globalization and democratization. Shirin Rai focuses on the gendered nature of the political economy of development, and the shifts that have occurred as economies and states have moved from a development process that is state-focused to one that is clearly framed by globalization. Differences between men and women, and differences between women in contrasting social and geographical positions, are explored in relation to their influence on political practice. Rai considers how the structures of economic and political power frame men and women and examines the consequences of these gendered positionings. She makes important connections between the political narratives of different levels of governance and examines the discourse of empowerment at these different levels. The book concludes by reflecting on the way men and women are coping with the challenges of globalization and argues that women's movements need to re-establish the link between the recognition of difference and the redistribution of economic and social resources if they are to maintain their radical edge. This will be essential reading for undergraduates and graduates in politics, development studies and gender studies.

Globalizacíon y desarrollo


Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 396
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Ilícito

cómo traficantes, contrabandistas y piratas están cambiando el mundo
Author: Moisés Naím
Publisher: Debate Editorial
ISBN: 9788483066584
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 421
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Global Perspectives on Gender and Space

Engaging Feminism and Development
Author: Ann Oberhauser,Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135125260
Category: Science
Page: 228
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Feminism has re-shaped the way we think about equality, power relations and social change. Recent feminist scholarship has provided new theoretical frameworks, methodologies and empirical analyses of how gender and feminism are situated within the development process. Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development draws upon this framework to explore the effects of globalization on development in diverse geographical contexts. It explores how women’s and men’s lives are gendered in specific spaces as well as across multiple landscapes. Traveling from South Asia to sub-Saharan Africa to North America and the Caribbean, the contributions illustrate the link between gender and global development, including economic livelihoods, policy measures and environmental change. Divided into three sections, Global Perspectives on Gender and Space showcases the following issues: One) the impact of neoliberal policies on transnational migration, public services and microfinance programs; Two) feminist and participatory methodologies employed in the evaluation of land use, women’s cooperatives and liberation struggles and Three) gendered approaches to climate change, natural disasters and conservation the global South. A feminist lens is the common thread throughout these sections that weaves gender into the very fabric of everyday life, providing a common link between varied spaces around the globe by mapping gendered patterns of power and social change. This timely volume provides geographic comparisons and case studies to give empirically informed insights on processes and practices relevant to feminism and development. It illustrates ways to empower individuals and communities through transnational struggles and grassroots organizations, while emphasizing human rights and gender equity, and will be of interest to those studying Geography, Development Studies, International Relations and Gender Studies.

Jornaleras, temporeras y bóias-frias

el rostro femenino del mercado de trabajo rural en América Latina
Author: Sara María Lara Flores,United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 229
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Globalization in the 21st Century

Labor, Capital, and the State on a World Scale
Author: B. Berberoglu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230106390
Category: Social Science
Page: 238
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This book examines the development and transformation of global capitalism in the late 20th and early 21st century. It analyzes the dynamics and contradictions of the global political economy through a comparative-historical approach based on class analysis. After providing a critical overview of neoliberal capitalist globalization over the past three decades, the book examines the emergence of new forces on the global scene and discusses the prospects of change in the global economy in a multi-polar direction in the decades ahead. The book concludes by focusing on the mass movements that are playing a central role in bringing about the transformation of global capitalism.

Solving the Riddle of Globalization and Development


Author: Manuel Agosin,David Bloom,George Chapelier,Jagdish Saigal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135987300
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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In the past two decades many developing countries have embraced the challenge of globalization by rushing to dismantle trade barriers and to promote increasingly liberal market-oriented policies. However, a broader response to globalization is both necessary and possible if countries are to develop as quickly and as fully as possible. Exploring this complex interrelationship between globalization, liberalization, and human and social development, this innovative book undertakes a full analysis of development policy, strategy and practice in a variety of countries, with equal weight provided to Asia, Latin America and Africa. An internationally renowned team of contributors examines the complex network of connections and the implications for international development policy, strategy and practice. Advocating the inclusion of sustainable human development as a key element in countries' responses to globalization, key points highlighted include the need to nurture an enabling environment, and to promote education and R&D. These elements, coupled with sound macroeconomic management, are all required in equipping a country to integrate more effectively into the world economy. This innovative new approach to globalization and development set out in this volume will be essential reading for academics and practitioners alike.

Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights


Author: Diana Tietjens Meyers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199396906
Category: Philosophy
Page: 336
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Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights collects thirteen new essays that analyze how human agency relates to poverty and human rights respectively as well as how agency mediates issues concerning poverty and social and economic human rights. No other collection of philosophical papers focuses on the diverse ways poverty impacts the agency of the poor, the reasons why poverty alleviation schemes should also promote the agency of beneficiaries, and the fitness of the human rights regime to secure both economic development and free agency. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the diverse meanings of poverty both from the standpoint of the poor and from that of the relatively well-off. Part 2 examines morally appropriate responses to poverty on the part of persons who are better-off and powerful institutions. Part 3 identifies economic development strategies that secure the agency of the beneficiaries. Part 4 addresses the constraints poverty imposes on agency in the context of biomedical research, migration for work, and trafficking in persons.

Desarrollo, crisis y enfoques alternativos

perspectivas de la mujer en el Tercer Mundo
Author: Gita Sen,Karen Grown,Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (Project)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 111
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