New Publication: Whose Recovery? IFI Prescriptions for Postwar States

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 00:00

Check out a new article, "Whose Recovery? IFI Prescriptions for Postwar Recovery," written by CGSHR Director, Dr. Carol Cohn, and senior research fellow, Dr. Claire Duncanson and published in a Special Issue on Feminist International Political Economy (IPE) and Post-Conflict of the Review of International Political Economy.

This article outlines the disjunction between a country’s economic recovery from war and the IFIs’ focus on the recovery of the economic system. Cohn and Duncanson locate the conceptual underpinnings of this chasm in the profoundly gendered assumptions of neoclassical economics. Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, as the IMF, World Bank and other IFIs are rolling out emergency financing, the implications of - and feminist alternatives to - investing in an economic system rather than in human security are more important to examine than ever. 

The rest of the Special Issue deals with international financial institutions and gendered circuits of violence in post-conflict, ranging from gender budgeting to austerity measures to the role of microfinance. 

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