GI416 Half Unit Not available in 2012/13
Gender and Transition Societies: Politics, Policies and Patterns
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Optional on MSc Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation, and MSc Gender. Available as an outside option where regulations permit.
From a gender perspective, the course brings together three dimensions - political, economic, and social - to study the process of transition from central planning economies and totalitarian governments towards models of mixed market economies and representative democracy, and in some cases to membership of the EU. The regional focus is on countries of CEE, but some comparisons will be made to cases from post-Soviet Eurasia, Russia, Latin America, and China. The course draws on theoretical, methodological and empirical and scholarship from a social science perspective, where gender is conceptualised both as an explanatory tool and as an object of analysis.
10 x one-hour lectures and 10 x one-hour seminars in the MT. There is also an essay workshop in the MT.
One 2,000 word essay and a seminar presentation.
N. Barr (ed.) (2005) Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: The Accession and Beyond, Washington DC: The World Bank;
M. Burawoy and K. Verderey (1999) Ethnographies of Change in the Postsocialist World. Boston and Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield;
A. Cerami and P. Vanhuysse (2009) Post-communist welfare pathways: theorizing social policy transformations in Central and Eastern Europe; Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan;
B. Einhorn (2010) Citizenship in an Enlarging Europe: From Dream to Awakening. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan;
J.E. Johnson and J.C. Robinson (eds) (2007) Living Gender after Socialism. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press;
S. Gal and G. Kligman (2000) Reproducing Gender: politics, publics and everyday life after socialism. Princeton: University Press;
S. L. Wolchik and J. L. Curry (eds) (2008) Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy, London: Rowman and Littlefield.
One 4,000 word essay (100%).