New Delhi : Zubaan ; New York : Zed Books ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -208) and index.
- Introduction SECTION I: Gender Politics and the State Chapter 1 Nationalism and 'Nation-Building' Chapter 2 Women and the State: Some Issues for Debate Chapter 3 State Feminism as a strategy for change: Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women: Mainstreaming Gender, Democratizing the State? Chapter 4 Gender and Democratisation: New Contexts, New Challenges Chapter 5 Deliberative politics and quotas for women in local government: the case of the Indian panchayats Chapter 6 Women Representatives in the Indian Parliament SECTION II: Globalized Gendered Politics Chapter 7 Gendered Globalisation: Inequalities and Change Chapter 8 Knowledge and/as Power: A Feminist Critique of Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights Chapter 9 Feminizing Global Governance Chatper 10 Networking Across Borders: South Asian Research Network (SARN) on Gender, Law and Governance.
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- Publisher's Summary:
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 development. She goes on to show how women have engaged with institutions of governance in developing countries, looking in particular at political participation, deliberative democracy, representation, leadership and state feminism. Through this engagement, Rai claims, vital new political spaces have been created. Though Rai focuses in-depth on how these debates have played out in India, the book's argument is highly relevant for politics across the developing world. This is a unique and compelling synthesis of gender politics with ideas about development from an authoritative figure in the field.
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