Vulnerable women and neo-liberal globalization: Debt burdens undermine women's health in the global south
Graduate studies at Western
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 23 (6):425-440 (2002)
|Abstract||Contemporary processes of globalization havebeen accompanied by a serious deterioration inthe health of many women across the world. Particularly disturbing is the drastic declinein the health status of many women in theglobal South, as well as some women in theglobal North. This paper argues that thehealth vulnerability of women in the globalSouth is inseparable from their political andeconomic vulnerability. More specifically, itlinks the deteriorating health of many Southernwomen with the neo-liberal economic policiesthat characterize contemporary economicglobalization and argues that this structure issustained by the heavy burden of debtrepayments imposed on many Southern countries. In conclusion, it argues that many Southerndebt obligations are not morally bindingbecause they are not democraticallylegitimate.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Carol McDonald & Marjorie McIntyre (2002). Women's Health, Women's Health Care: Complicating Experience, Language and Ideologies. Nursing Philosophy 3 (3):260-267.
Catherine Mckeen (2006). Why Women Must Guard and Rule in Plato's Kallipolis. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (4):527–548.
Chong Ju Choi & Sae Won Kim (2008). Women and Globalization: Ethical Dimensions of Knowledge Transfer in Global Organizations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 81 (1):53 - 61.
Anna C. Mastroianni, Ruth R. Faden & Daniel D. Federman (eds.) (1994). Women and Health Research: Ethical and Legal Issues of Including Women in Clinical Studies. National Academy Press.
Chris la Barbera & Melissa Meade (2010). Women, Wellness, and the Media. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (1):158-164.
John Otieno Ouko (2009). Feminist Bioethics in the Global Scene: The Case of Kenya as a Developing Nation. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 2 (1):59 - 70.
Ruth Macklin (2009). Global Inequalities in Women's Health. Philosophical Topics 37 (2):93-108.
Ranjoo Seodu Herr (2010). Agency Without Autonomy: Valuational Agency. Journal of Global Ethics 6 (3):239-254.
Amanda R. Clarke (2011). Beyond Reproduction: Women's Health, Activism, and Public Policy. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (2):159-164.
Alison M. Jaggar (2002). A Feminist Critique of the Alleged Southern Debt. Hypatia 17 (4):119-142.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads53 ( #23,154 of 739,318 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,243 of 739,318 )
How can I increase my downloads?