Power, Production and Social Reproduction

Human In/security in the Global Political Economy

  • Isabella Bakker
  • Stephen Gill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Perspective and Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Isabella Bakker, Stephen Gill
      Pages 3-16
    3. Isabella Bakker, Stephen Gill
      Pages 17-41
  3. Governance and World Order

  4. Crises, Tensions and Contradictions

  5. Human In/Security on a Universal Scale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-168
    2. Stephen Gill
      Pages 208-223
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 224-250

About this book


Written by leading authorities from Europe, the Americas and Asia, this path-breaking work develops an innovative and original theorization of global political economy. Whilst most approaches theorize global political economy from the perspectives of power and production or states and markets, this work argues that what feminists call social reproduction is a more basic framework, upon which most forms of power and production, and states and markets, must necessarily rest. By combining Feminist and Radical Political Economy with Critical International Studies, the volume explores how global transformations of states, growth in the power of capital, and extension of market values and market forces in everyday life, all affect the security of the majority of the population, and the reproduction of communities and societies. The book shows how public and private forms of power regulate three main aspects of social reproduction: biological reproduction; reproduction of labour power; and social practices connected to caring and provisioning of human needs.


capital Europe feminism gender globalization Governance growth migration Nation political economy privatization Sex transformation world order

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabella Bakker
    • 1
  • Stephen Gill
    • 1
  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada

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