Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account
Radhika Balakrishnan and Diane Elson, editors. UK: Zed Books.
This book presents a powerful critique of three decades of neoliberal economic policies, assessed from the perspective of human rights norms. In doing so, it brings together two areas of thought and action that have hitherto been separate: progressive economics concerned with promoting economic justice and human development; and human rights analysis and advocacy. Focussing on in-depth comparative case studies of the USA and Mexico the book shows that heterodox economic analysis benefits greatly from a deeper understanding of a human rights framework.
Lourdes Beneria, Ann Mari May, Diana Strassmann. (Three Volumes)
This important selection of 86 articles, dating from 1990 to 2008, shows how feminist economics has illuminated our understanding of topics such as household decision-making, the care economy, globalization, the feminization of the labour force, macroeconomics, trade, development, and international migration. Contributors include: B. Agarwal, C.D. Deere, D. Elson, N. Folbre, N. Kabeer, J.Nelson, M.C. Nussbaum, J. Rubery, S. Seguino, A. Sen.