Wagadu: a Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies

Articles from Vol. 14, Winter

Criminal Justice at the Crossroads: Transforming Crime and Punishment
Review of Criminal Justice at the Crossroads: Transforming Crime and Punishment by William R. Kelly, Columbia University Press, 2015, 424 pp., $35.00 (paperback)Finally, attention is being paid to America's "mass incarceration." But few realize that...
Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern
Review of Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern by Kalpana Ram, University of Hawaii Press, 2013. 336 pp., $70 (cloth).Fertile Disorder proceeds as a provocative "anthropological gamble" (p. 225) by unsettling a variety...
Five Assessing Public Sector Reform Impacts on Domestic Violence Service Delivery
Domestic violence is an issue that affects individuals globally leading governmental and non-governmental agencies to develop policies and administer programs to address the needs of the victimized. The scope of the problem of domestic violence is difficult...
Four: Time Is Money: Deskilling Caring Work through Time Allocation in Services Procurement
IntroductionIn her recent analysis of debates over the issue of skill recognition, Armstrong (2013) raises the salience of issues relating to time in the field. She reminds us that time is involved in the ways skills are "defined, assessed and practiced"...
Male Sex Work and Society
Review of Male Sex Work and Society. Edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott (eds.) Harrington Press, 2014, 512 pages, $120 (cloth).Men have been selling sex in every country in the world and as far back as we can go in recorded history. Until recently,...
Seven: Research Associating Gender and Government Privatization: Lessons from International Literature
The use of market-like mechanisms in the management and administration of the public sector, including the practices of privatization and outsourcing, is an intricate and cornerstone element of the New Public Management (henceforth NPM) movement. The...
Six: Emerging Procurement Laws and Women's Empowerment: Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Privatization of the Telecommunications Sector in Kenya
IntroductionThe private sector's involvement in the delivery of a variety of public services has become significant in public administration in the modern world (Shafritz, 2005). Public procurement has emerged as a tool for preferential treatments to...
Street Sex Workers' Discourse: Realizing Material Change through Agential Choice
Review of Street Sex Workers' Discourse: Realizing Material Change through Agential Choice by Jill McCracken, Routledge, 2013, 276pp., $44.99 (paperback).To get a good sense of Jill McCracken's project in Street Sex Workers' Discourse, one should pay...
Three: The Legal Framework of Contracting: Gender Equality, the Provision of Services and European Public Procurement Law
IntroductionOne of the most important changes welfare states underwent in the last decades was the marketization of (social) services. Within this context, public services are, often enough, not changed into purely privatized structures which directly...
Two (Out)bidding Women: Public Procurement Reform Diffusion and Gender Equality in Africa
"We will increase transparency and equal participation in the budgeting process, and promote gender responsive budgeting and tracking. We will establish transparent public procurement frameworks as a strategic tool to reinforce sustainable development."2015...
Women, Gender and Government Outsourcing in Comparative Perspectives
"It was women's labor, productive and reproductive, that was being relied on as corporations cut their male workforces and national governments slashed their welfare budgets...The managers of the global economy are making use not just of women's labor,...
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