By combining Feminist and Radical Political Economy with Critical International Studies, the volume shows how public and private forms of power regulate main aspects of social reproduction.
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.
PART IReproduction; I.Bakker & S.Gill Ontology, Method & Hypotheses; I.Bakker & S.Gill PART II: GOVERNANCE AND WORLD ORDER Governance and World Order: Introduction to Part II; T.Di Muzio & A.Roncallo Globalization, In/security, and the Paradoxes of the Social; J.Brodie Neo-Liberal Governance and the Reprivatization of Social Reproduction: Social Provisioning and Shifting Gender Orders; I.Bakker Constitutionalism in a Modern Patriarchal State: Japan, the Sex Sector and Social Reproduction; S.Hanochi PART III: CRISES, TENSIONS AND CONTRADICTIONS Crises, Tensions, and Contradictions: Introduction to Part III; T.Di Muzio Financial Crises and Social Reproduction: Asia, Argentina and Brazil; B.Young Power, Production and Racialization in Global Labour Recruitment and Supply; R.B.Persaud Social Reproduction of Exclusion: Exploitative Migration and Human Insecurity; K.Mushakoji PART IV: HUMAN IN/SECURITY ON A UNIVERSAL SCALE Human In/Security on a Universal Scale: Introduction to Part IV; I.Bakker, S.Gill & T.Di Muzio. Food Security and Social Reproduction: Issues and Contradictions; P.McMichael Social Reproduction of Affluence and Human In/security; S.Gill National In/security on a Universal Scale; S.Gil l Bibliography