Gender Justice, Human Rights, and Neo‐Liberal Economic Policies

Diane Elson

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780199256457
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601989 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

Gender Justice, Human Rights, and Neo‐Liberal Economic Policies

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This chapter analyses the links between neo-liberal economic policies and women’s substantive enjoyment of human rights. It examines the association between two different discourses: human rights and economic efficiency, and the experience of women, particularly poor women in the era of neo-liberal economic policies. Alternative approaches to economic policy that would promote social justice for poor women are considered.

Keywords: gender justice; social justice; poor women; human rights; social rights; neo-liberal economic policies

Chapter.  15894 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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