This course has five main objectives.
- The first is to provide an analysis of the location of women in the processes of economic development; to understand what economic development is, the scales or levels at which it occurs, and the centrality of gender at every level.
- The second is to examine theoretical and conceptual frameworks for that analysis.
- The third is to reflect upon linkages between the global economy and the gendered macro and micro process of development and transitions from ‘government’ to ‘governance.’
- The fourth is to understand the usefulness of a rights based approach to gender justice.
- The fifth is to provide basis for research, practical action and policy formulation and for evaluating directions and strategies for social change from a gender perspective.