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Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy free pdf Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy brings together 14 essays by feminist thinkers from different parts of the world, reflecting on the flaws in the current patterns of development and arguing for political, economic, and social changes to promote equality and sustainability. The essays are written in the context of the "triple crises" of food, fuel, and finance, and the underlying deep-seated problems of growing inequality, squeeze on time to provide unpaid care to family and friends, and environmentally unsustainable patterns of economic growth. The authors argue that the very approach being taken to understand and measure progress, and plan for and evaluate development, needs rethinking in ways that draw on the experiences and knowledge of women. These influential feminist thinkers, activists, and academics have drawn upon their vast experience to identify new understandings, emerging issues and an asset of recommendations that help address the key issues of today. All the essays, in diverse ways, offer proposals for alternative ideas to address the limitations and contradictions of currently dominant theories and practices in development, and move towards the creation of a socially just and egalitarian world.

About Diane Elson

Devaki Jain is Founder and former Director of the Institute of Social Studies Trust New Delhi, India. She was previously a lecturer at the University of Delhi, member of the South Commission (chaired by Julius Nyerere), founding member of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), and member of the Advisory Council of the intergovernmental NAM (Non-aligned Movement Institute for the Empowerment fo Women (NIEW) in Kuala Lumpur. In 2006 Dr Jain was presented by the President of India with the Padma Bhushan Award for exceptional and distinguished service. She has been a member of a number of Indian Government policy committees and has published several books and articles on Indian development and women's status. Her most recent publication is Women, Development, and the UN: A Sixty-year Quest for Equality and Justice (2005). Diane Elson is Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, United Kingdom. She is the former Chair in Development Studies at Manchester University. She worked on the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) report on Progress of the World's Women 2000, and was named one of 50 key thinkers on development in 2006. Her current research and teaching interests are global social change and the realization of human rights, with a particular focus on gender inequality and economic and social policy. Professor Elson has been Special Advisor to the Executive Director at UNIFEM, a member of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Education and Gender Equality, and has provided consultancy services to many development agencies including the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has published widely on gender, development, and human rights. Her recent publications include "Macroeconomic Policy, Employment, Unemployment and Gender Equality" in Ocampo, J.A. and Jomo, K.S., ed., Towards Full and Decent Employment ( 2007) and "Emerging Issues with a Focus on Economic Decision-Making" in UN Economic Commission for Europe, ed., Gender Gaps and Economic Policy 2007).

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Author : Diane Elson
Publisher : SAGE India
Data Published : 08 November 2011
ISBN : 8132109236
EAN : 9788132109235
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 396 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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