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Women Workers and the Politics of Claims-Making in a Globalized Economy (Research Note)


Women Workers and the Politics of Claims-Making in a Globalized Economy (Research Note)
The paper analyses the evolving politics of claims-making by women workers in the global South in the context of a globalized economy. It addresses the following questions.
  • What kinds of claims are prioritized in relation to women workers?
  • Who is making these claims?
  • To whom are they addressed?
  • What strategies are pursued to advance these claims?
  • Which claims are heard and acted on—and which go unheard?

The paper considers three categories of women workers: those working in global value chains, those working for domestic markets and those working as cross-border migrants; it also distinguishes between claims made by, with and on behalf of women workers. The analytical framework weaves ideas on the politics of gender-equality claims-making (Htun and Weldon 2010) with work on the politics of recognition, redistribution and representation (Fraser 2005) and analysis of the strategies deployed by transnational networks (Keck and Sikkink 1998).
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  • Pub. Date: 2 Mar 2015
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    From: UNRISD