Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781780321585 Published September 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781780321592 Published September 2014 For sale in North and South America only

The Remaking of Social Contracts

Global Feminists in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Gita Sen, Marina Durano, and for DAWN

The Remaking of Social Contracts

Edited by Gita Sen, Marina Durano, and for DAWN

Distributed for Zed Books

336 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875 | © 2014  
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781780321585 Published September 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781780321592 Published September 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) argues that social contracts must be recreated if they are to fulfil the promise of human rights. In The Remaking of Social Contracts, leading thinkers and activists address a wide range of concerns - global economic governance, militarism, ecological tipping points, the nation state, movement-building, sexuality and reproduction, and religious fundamentalism. These themes are of wide-ranging importance for the survival and well-being of us all, and reflect the many dimensions and inter-connectedness of our lives. Using feminist lenses, the book puts forward a holistic and radical understanding of the synergies, tensions and contradictions between social movements and global, regional and local power structures and processes, and it points to other alternatives and possibilities for this fierce new world.
Foreword - Josefa Francisco

Part I Introductory overview
Social contracts revisited: the promise of human rights - Gita Sen and Marina Durano

Part II Governing globalization: critiquing the reproduction of inequality
1 Financialization, distribution and inequality - Stephanie Seguino
Box II.1 Multilateralism: from advancement to self defence - Barbara Adams
Box II.2 Women's status and free trade in the Pacific - Lice Cokanasiga
2 New poles of accumulation and realignment of power in the twenty-first century - Yao Graham and Hibist Wendemu Kassa
3 The modern business of war - Oscar Ugarteche
Box II.3 Militarization, illicit economies and governance - Adebayo Olukoshi
Box II.4 Commodity exports and persistent inequality in Latin America - Nicole Bidegain Ponte
4 The convergences and divergences of human rights and political economy - Aldo Caliari

Part III Political ecology and climate justice: tackling sustainability and climate change
5 Climate non-negotiables - Anita Nayar
Box III.1 Primitive accumulation revisited - Gita Sen
6 Geoengineering: a gender issue? - Diana Bronson
Box III.2 Green rhetoric in the Asian fiscal stimulus - Marina Durano
7 Land grabs, food security and climate justice: a focus on sub-Saharan Africa - Zo Randriamaro
Box III.3 African feminist resistances and climate change politics - Hibist Wendemu Kassa

Part IV Secularism and biopolitics: confronting fundamentalism and deciphering biopolitics
8 Negotiating sexual and reproductive health and rights at the UN: a long and winding road - Alexandra Garita and Francoise Girard
9 The making of a secular contract - Fatou Sow and Magaly Pazello
Box IV.1 The abortion debate in Latin America and the Caribbean: one step forward, two steps back - Erika Troncoso
Box IV.2 MDGs, SRHR and poverty reduction policies: evidence from a DAWN project - Bhavya Reddy
10 Sexuality as a weapon of biopolitics: rethinking Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill - Rosalind Petchesky
Box IV.3 HIV and SRHR - Rodelyn Marte
Box IV.4 Sexuality and human rights in Brazil: the long and winding road - Sonia Corrêa

Part V Frontier challenges: building nation-states and social movements
11 The state of states - Claire Slatter
Box V.1 ICTs: Efficient exploitation or feminist tool? - Cai Yiping
12 Religious fundamentalism and secular governance - Amrita Chhachhi
Box V.2 Case study of engagement and responses by women's groups in face of violence in Gujarat
13 Reframing peace and security for women - Kumudini Samuel
Box V.3 LBT rights and militarization in a post conflict context - Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala
14 Feminist activisms for new global contracts amidst civil indignation - Josefa Francisco and Peggy Antrobus
Box V.4 The promise and pitfalls of UN Women - Nicole Bidegain Ponte
Box V.5 Young people: shattering the silence on sexual and reproductive health and rights - Jennifer Redner and Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau
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