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The Gender Politics of Development: Essays in Hope and Despair
Shirin Rai provides a comprehensive assessment of how gender politics has emerged and developed in post-colonial states.In chapters on key issues of nationalism and nation-building, the third wave of democratization and globalization and governance, Rai argues that the gendered way in which nationalist statebuilding occured created deep fissures and pressures for developme ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Zed Books
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The Gender Politics of Development is a dense and informative volume by Shirin M. Rai, professor of Politics and International studies at the University of Warwick. As its title implies, Rai uses the lens of gender to examine the politics of development as they have evolved over the past two decades. Like the subtitle of the book, Rai writes to examine the major contradictions that exist for women in a globalized, postcolonial, post-9/11 world in “developing” countries. She writes in the introdu ...more
Shirin Rai is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Her research interests include feminist politics, democratization, globalization and development studies.More about Shirin M. Rai...