This volume brings together the work of outstanding feminist scholars who reflect on the achievements of feminist political economy and the challenges it faces in the 21st century.
The volume develops further some key areas of research in feminist political economy understanding economies as gendered structures and economic crises as crises in social reproduction, as well as in finance and production; assessing economic policies through the lens of women s rights; analysing global transformations in women s work; making visible the unpaid economy in which care is provided for family and communities, and critiquing the ways in which policy makers are addressing ( or failing to address) this unpaid economy.
About the Author
Shirin Rai is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.
Georgina Waylen is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has researched and written extensively on gender and transitions to democracy for over fifteen years. Her articles on this theme have been published in a range of journals including World Politics, Journal of
Latin American Studies, Democratization, Third World Quarterly and Comparative Political Studies. She is also the author of Gender in Third Politics (1996) and the co-editor of Gender, Politics and the State (1998) and Towards a Gendered Political Economy (2000).