Genderregime und Staat in der globalen Netzwerk-Ökonomie
Schlagworte:Gender, Staat, Globalisierung, Politische Ökonomie, Genderregime
The articles starts with a critique of the present feminist state theories and argues that the framework is no longer adequate to comprehend the gendered process of global restructuring. Relying on the insights of the French Regulation School, the author suggests that specific regimes of accumulation generate specific gender regimes and gender orders. While the dominant discourse around restructuring remains wedded to a largely gender-neutral paradigm, the paper points out that the rise of the global network economy has not only altered the fordist accumulation regime, it has also undermined and changed the gender relations that characterized fordism. The effects of these changes are not altogether negative for women; they are ambiguous and vary according to race and class.