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Engendering Governance Institutions
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Engendering Governance Institutions
State, Market and Civil Society

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April 2008 | 372 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The question of engendering has emerged as a dominant theme in the development theory and practice in the past few years, mainly due to partial achievement of the desired goals of development in terms of attaining gender equality and women`s empowerment. Most studies in this regard focus largely on engendering the state institutions. But the context of development has changed in developing countries with the introduction of recent economic reforms. Taking note of the changed scenario, this book broadens the framework of analysis of engendering governance institutions by incorporating the institutions of market and civil society, besides the state, with a special focus on India.

This book will prove valuable for university students, researchers, teachers, administrators and social activists engaged in women`s empowerment and other advocacy issues.

 
Preface
 
1: ENGENDERING GOVERNANCE: CONCEPTUALISATION
Smita Mishra Panda
Engendering Governance Institutions: An Introduction
Kumud Sharma
Gender Mainstreaming, Equity and Good Governance
 
II: STATE, GENDER AND GOVERNANCE
Keralam J Devika
Modernity with Democracy?: Gender and Governance in the People’s Planning Campaign
Sangeetha Purushothaman and Suchitra Vedanth
Role of Grassroots Women`s Networks in Engendering Governance: Case of Mahila Samakhya, Karnataka
Bidyut Mohanty
Human Rights, Panchayats and Women
Girija Shrestha
City Consultation as an Approach to Gender Responsive Local Urban Governance: An Experience from UMP-Asia
Meera Velayudhan
Redefining an Agenda for Governance: Gender and Policy Planning
 
III: MARKET, GENDER AND GOVERNANCE
Nirmala Banerjee
Engendering Market Mechanisms
 
Linking the Informal Sector with Mainstream Markets: Case of SEWA Self Employed Women’s Association
 
IV: CIVIL SOCIETY, GENDER AND GOVERNANCE
Indu Agnihotri
Women’s Movement and Governance: Issues and Challenges
Ratna M Sudarshan
Engendering Governance: A Preliminary Enquiry into Formal and Informal Institutions
Smita Mishra Panda
Engendering Cooperative Governance: Case of Women Dairy Cooperative Societies in Gujarat
 
V: ASSESSMENT OF GENDER SENSITIVITY IN GOVERNANCE
Vibhuti Patel
Gender Audits as an Input to Engender Governance
N Shantha Mohan
Engendering Governance in Panchayati Raj Institutions: Insights from Karnataka
 
Index

The wide range of areas covered by this edited work makes it crucial for meeting the challenges posed to women in the 21st century. This volume is essential for all development workers, students, academicians, administrators, policy planners, social activists, women’s studies scholars, decision makers in all spheres engaged in women’s empowerment and human development.

Economic & Political Weekly

[The] introduction by Smita Mishra Panda is copious and meticulous…. She attempts to sketch the historical context in which the concept originated and assumed significance…. The volume makes a significant contribution in terms of conceptualizing ‘engendering institutions’ which is considered crucial from the viewpoint of institutionalising democratic gender politics within the system of governance at various levels.

Sociological Bulletin

The volume highlights the concerns, challenges, and strategies in a well-articulated manner. It makes a significant contribution to this growing area of research and attempts to produce a framework for assessing and analyzing engendered governance….This volume provides new and exciting ways on how issues of gender and governance can usefully be approached. This book is an insightful reading to all those interested in vital questions about gender mainstreaming strategies, its implementation, and challenges.

Gender, Technology and Development

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