• Penny Griffin
Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in IPE book series (PHIPE)


This chapter traces a pathway through gender scholarship in and of the global political economy (GPE) to show how feminist and gender scholars are contributing exciting and imaginative work to the discipline of international political economy (IPE). It argues that feminist and gendered interventions in IPE have built significantly different kinds of knowledge about what bodies can and are made to do in the GPE, questioning assumptions about what is normal and natural as people interact with various political, economic, and social processes. Using examples drawn from ongoing and emerging debates concerning gender’s role in global governance and the rise of ‘empowerment’ discourse in and across development, this chapter illustrates how gender scholarship can be applied to the GPE in multiple and important ways.


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  • Penny Griffin
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  1. 1.UNSW SydneySydneyAustralia

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