Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2420H1S L0101

Globalization, Gender and Development


Taking as the starting point the debt crisis of the early 1980s, explores the gendered impact of economic globalization. Special attention will be paid to the treatment of gender issues on the part of the major development institutions, particularly the World Bank, and to the various forms of political resistance and mobilization engaged in by women. The course will pay particular attention to regional contextual differences (Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East). The course will also explore in depth the perspectives of global south women, both academic and activist, on major development issues.


Reading Package

Format and Requirements

Seminar. A major research paper and class presentations.