As feminism has come of age, it has powerfully instantiated itself into global governance. What are the tools feminism has borrowed – even co-opted – to embed itself within governance? Do these tools enhance or diminish the libratory potential of feminism? This paper looks at one tool – the use of quantitative indicators to advance gender equality in global governance. The paper focuses on the World Bank’s relatively new Women, Business and the Law program, as a microcosm of the recent explosion and popularity of gender indicators.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Powell: Gender Indicators as Global Governance: This Is Not Your Father's World Bank
Catherine Powell (Fordham Univ. - Law) has posted Gender Indicators as Global Governance: This Is Not Your Father's World Bank (in Big Data, Big Challenges in Evidence-Based Policy Making, Kumar Jayasuriya ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract: