Global Governance : Feminist Perspectives


  • Author: Shirin M. Rai , Georgina Waylen
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN-13: 9781137604699
  • Pages: 318
  • Binding: Hard Binding
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016


About The Book

How are global institutions gendered? Do they play a role in continuing global inequality? Can anything be done to change them? In the first comprehensive study of global governance from a feminist perspective, this collection gathers together an exemplary line-up of internationally-renowned scholars to provide a theoretically-informed and empirically-based analysis of both the institutions of global governance and the attempts to transform them. Bringing together interdisciplinary and multi-level analyses of global governance within a coherent theoretical framework, this volume demonstrates the diversity and breadth within feminist approaches, including case studies from institutions such as the International Criminal Court and the World Bank, as well as regional organisations, such as the EU, and covering an array of policy areas including security, trade, agriculture and macroeconomics. This book provides an invaluable addition to the literature on global governance and will be essential reading for all those who study it.

Table Of Contents

Introduction: Feminist Perspectives on Analysing and Transforming Global

Governance;S.M.Rai & G.Waylen

Analysing Global Governance; S.M.Rai 

Gender and the Institutions of Global Markets: An Exploration of the Agricultural


Global Governance as Neo Liberal Governmentality: Gender Mainstreaming in the European

Employment Strategy; S.Woehl

Governing Intimacy in the World Bank; K.Bedford 

Governing the European Union: Gender and Macroeconomics; C.Hoskyns  

Trade Governance and Gender Mainstreaming in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation


Governing International Law through the International Criminal Court: A New Site for Gender

Justice?; L.Chappell

Mainstreaming Gender in UN Security Policy: A Path to Political Transformation?; C.Cohn 

Governing Globalization: Feminist Engagements with International Trade Policy; D.Liebowitz

Gender, Governance, and Globalization at Borders: Femicide at the US/Mexico Border;K.Staudt 

Transforming Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities; G.Waylen

About The Authors

SHIRIN M. RAI is Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of

Warwick, UK. Her main areas of research are gender and international political economy,

democratization and political institutions, and she is the author of Gender and the International

Political Economy of Development.

GEORGINA WAYLEN is Reader in the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK. Her

main areas of research are gender and international political economy and gender and

transitions to democracy. She is the author of Engendering Transitions and Gender in Third

World Politics.