New edition reflects the intensified interest in women's empowerment in developing countries demonstrated by the Beijing Conference
Women, International Development, and Politics
The Bureaucratic Mire
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Updated and Expanded Edition
edited by Kathleen Staudt
In the seven years since the first edition of this book, global attention has focused on some remarkable transitions to democracy on different continents. Unfortunately, those transitions have often failed to improve the situation of women, and democratic practices have not included women in government, homes, and workplaces.
At the same time, non-governmental organizations have continued to expand a policy agenda with a concern for women, thanks to the Fourth World Congress on Women and a series of United Nations-affiliated meetings leading up to the one on population and development in Cairo in 1994 and, most important, the Beijing Conference in December 1995, attended by 50,000 people.
Two new essays and a new conclusion reflect the upsurge of interest in women and development since 1990. An introductory essay by Sally Baden and Anne Marie Goetz focuses on the conflict over the term "gender" at the Beijing Conference and the continuing divisions between conservative women and feminists and also between representatives of the North and South.
Preface to the 1997 Edition
Part I: Women's Political Organizations: Links with Bureaucracy
Part II: International Agencies
Part III. National Agencies
Part IV. Tinkering with Bureaucracy: Internal Politics, Procedures, and Plans
16. Conclusion: "Strategies for the Future" Kathleen Staudt and Kristen Timothy
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Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg.
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Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave.