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Neo-liberal Governance and the Reprivatization of Social Reproduction: Social Provisioning and Shifting Gender Orders

  • Isabella Bakker
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Abstract

The convergence of capitalist values and liberal conceptions of democracy is a global phenomenon, remaking notions of citizenship in the image of the market. The vehicle for this totalizing, conservative movement to a market-oriented model of citizenship is neo-liberalism. Here, I will trace the gender dimensions of this shift in industrialized countries with particular reference to the Canadian federal system. The Canadian case is an interesting one as it represents a multilevel system of governance and a political economy that is highly permeable to the effects of globalization.

Keywords

Domestic Worker Voluntary Sector Human Security Social Reproduction Lone Parent 
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© Isabella Bakker 2003

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  • Isabella Bakker

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