Shifting Burdens : Gender and Agrarian Change Under Neoliberalism Paperback / softback
Paperback / softback
Throughout the 1990s, neoliberal reforms promoted agricultural market liberalization, privatization and decentralization in developing countries.
The results, even from the World Bank's point of view, have been disappointing.
The contributors to this book explore, from a gender perspective, these changes in agricultural policies and broader agrarian change.
They look at who has won and who has lost from the policy changes, and argue that the struggle for gender justice requires that states are pressured to provide their citizens with a decent standard of living and an overall sense of social justice.
They consider: - promotion of non-traditional agricultural exports - gendered politics of land reform - diversification of livelihoods into off-farm employment - the rhetoric and practice of microfinance programs - gendered labor markets in agro-industries.