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Routledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development

26 Jun 2007



In recent decades the presence of women in public life has grown in politics, the workforce, and in the migrant streams that cross international borders. However, gender inequalities continue to be a persistent and integral feature of the modern world and its institutions: markets and macroeconomic flows, states, political parties and social movements, and the intimate sphere of family, household and community.

This new Routledge/UNRISD series engages with a wide range of contested issues—politics and governance, identity and conflict, welfare state and social policy reform, markets and macroeconomics, the care economy, migration and social rights—through a gender lens and with insights gained from feminist theory. The series is intended for scholars and students of gender studies, development studies, comparative politics and related disciplines.

The following titles are forthcoming in the series:

New Perspectives on Gender and Migration: Livelihoods, Rights, and Entitlements
Edited by Nicola Piper (September 2007)
(To access the first chapter from this book entitled 'International Migration and Gendered Axes of Stratification– Introduction' click here. To access the third chapter from this book entitled 'Gendered Migrations, Livelihoods and Entitlements in European Welfare Regimes' click here.)

Gendered Peace: Women’s Struggles for Post-War Justice and Reconciliation
Edited by Donna Pankhurst (October 2007)

Reversing the Gaze: Global Perspectives on Nordic Approaches to Gender Equality
Edited by Naila Kabeer and Agneta Stark with Edda Magnus (2008)
(To access the first chapter from this book entitled 'Reversing the Gaze: Global Perspectives on Nordic Approaches to Gender Equality' click here. To access the sixth chapter from this book entitled 'Reversing the Gaze: Global Perspectives on Nordic Approaches to Gender Equality' click here.)

Governing Women: Women’s Political Effectiveness in Contexts of Democratization and Governance Reform
Edited by Anne Marie Goetz (2008)

Development Strategies, Macroeconomic Policies and Gender Equality
Edited by Gunseli Berik, Yana Rodgers and Ann Zammit (2008)

The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization: Towards Embedded Liberalism?
Edited by Shahra Razavi (2008)

All titles in this series are subject to strict peer review by anonymous referees.

UNRISD is interested in soliciting volumes (edited or single authored) for this series with a strong gender analytical content and on the themes highlighted above. Interested authors should submit the following documents to Shahra Razavi:
  • an extended abstract of 1,000-2,000 words, outlining the main research questions/issues, hypotheses and structure of the volume.
  • full contact details, a current CV and a copy of a previous publication on the subject.