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Title: International Social Science Council


1
International Social Science Council
Scientific Research Programme on Gender,
Globalization, and Democratization

2
Five Objectives
  • 1. To offer a global organizational structure
    for scholars from different areas of the world
    and from different disciplines in the social
    sciences to perform collaborative research on the
    intersectionality of themes of gender,
    globalization and democratization.

3
Objectives
  • 2.
  • To develop joint research projects
  • to generate knowledge that can be
  • used as a foundation for policy
  • initiatives to improve the lives of
  • women.

4
Objectives
  • 3.
  • To provide an output of scholarly publications,
  • workshop materials, syllabi, training manuals,
  • and course materials that can be shared
  • globally on the internet or in other ways to
  • address problems generated for women by
  • globalization.

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Objectives
  • 4.
  • To establish an inclusive network of
    researchers working in the field of globalization
    and gender, one that reaches out to include young
    scholars and scholars from the majority world.

6
Objectives
  • 5.
  • To collaborate with international, national,
    and local organizations, including other ISSC
    member organizations, to foster a long term
    research and training program on globalization,
    gender, and democratization.

7
History
  • Began in 1998 when the International Social
    Science Council recognized the Research
    Committee on Gender, Globalization and
    Democratization as an ISSC Scientific Committee
  • In December 2003, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, the
    ISSC Executive Committee recognized the GGD
    Research Committee as a Scientific Programme.

8
Organization
  • Director Jane Bayes political science USA
  • Scientific Committee
  • Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo anthropology UGANDA
  • Gunnel Gustafsson political science SWEDEN
  • Mary Hawkesworth political science USA
  • Kinhide Mushakoji political science JAPAN
  • Achola Pala Okeyo anthropology - KENYA
  • Marian Simms political science NEW ZEALAND
  • Brigitte Young political economy GERMANY
  • -- Yi Zhaoyin history CHINA
  • -- Monique Leyenaar - NETHERLANDS
  • Webpage www.isscggd.org

9
Finances
  • The ISSC-GGD has no permanent source of
    funding.
  • Members obtain funds through grants and from
    their
  • home institutions- Umeå University, Sweden
    Rutgers University, USA California State
    University, Northridge, USA Muenster
    University, Germany Chuba University, Japan
  • Large grants are often for projects whose
    objectives
  • overlap with those of the Research
    Committee
  • Smaller grants have come from the ISSC, the
    Austrian government, IPSA, the California
    Wellness Foundation, the Heinrich Boll
    Foundation, Toyota, Volkswagen. Centro de la
    Mujer Peruana Flora Tristán, Limi, Perú.

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Large Grants Received by Members for Work Related
to ISSC-GGD Objectives
  • 1999 2002 600,000 grant from U.S. Department
  • of Education for recruiting Hispanic students
  • in Texas to four year university programs
  • 2000-2005 400,000 grant from U.S. Department
    of
  • Education for exchanging students
    between
  • Canada, the United States, and Mexico
  • 2004-2009 5.6 million euro grant by EU Network
    of Excellence, part of which will be for Gender
    in Political Economy (GIPE) project

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Past Projects 2001
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Past Projects 2001
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Past Projects2006
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Past Projects2006
15
Forthcoming 2008 Comparative Perspectives
Symposium Challenges to Womens Global
Leadership
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FORTHCOMING Signs Journal of Culture and
Society Volume 34    Number 1    Autumn
2008 Comparative Perspectives Symposium
Challenges to Womens Global Leadership Challenge
s to Womens Political Representation in Europe
Monique Leyenaar Challenges to Womens Political
Leadership Lessons from Bangladesh Najma
Chowdhury Womens Leadership in Vietnam
Opportunities and Challenges Truong Thuy
Hang The Obstacles for Women in Leadership
Positions The Case of South Africa Amanda
Gouws Political Womens Leadership in Sweden
Developments and Challenges Gunnel Gustafsson
and Kerstin Kolam Womens Politics and Leadership
in Australia and New Zealand Marian Simms New
Transnational Opportunities and Challenges for
Womens Leadership The Consejo Consultivo del
Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior
(CC-IME) Jane Bayes and Laura Gonzalez Silvia
Tlaseca and the Kaolin Mushroom Workers
Union Womens Leadership in the Mexican Diaspora
Victor Garcia
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Six Current Projects
  • Sexual Trafficking and Human Security
  • Women and Leadership around the World
  • Migration and Gender
  • Gender in Political Economy
  • 5. Globalization and the Changing Structure
    of the Family
  • 6. Education, Outreach, Capacity Building

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Current ProjectsSex Trafficking and Human
Security
  • Project Directors Kinohide Mushakoji and Seiko
    Hanochi
  • Objectives
  • To map patterns of global sexual trafficking
  • To research policies affecting sexual trafficking
  • To develop policy recommendations
  • To spread knowledge and awareness

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Sex Trafficking and Human SecurityPublications
  • Seiko Hanochi Constitutionalism in a Modern
    Patriarchal State Japan, the Sex Sector and
    Social Reproduction (2003)
  • Kinhide Mushakoji Social Reproduction of
    Exclusion Exploitative Migration and Human
    Insecurity (2003)
  • Bang Soon Yoon, "Current Issues of the
    'Military Comfort Women (2003)

20
Sexual Trafficking and Human SecurityPast
Conferences
  • Gender, Political Economy and Human
    Insecurity Toronto, Canada (2001)
  • Second World Congress Against Sexual
    Exploitation of Children Yokohama, Japan
    (2001)
  • ( Participants from Japan, the Philippines,
    Korea, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Canada, USA.)
  • Women and Poverty Trafficking, Migration and
  • Gender Insecurity Tokyo, Japan (2003)

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Sex Trafficking and Human Security Past
Conferences
  • ISSC-GGD Conference on Women in Central America
    in Costa Rica (January 2006)
  • ISSC-GGD and the International Political Science
    Association in Fukuoka, Japan - panel on Global
    Sex Trafficking and Human Security. (July 2006)
  • ISSC-GGDGlobalization, Migration, and Human
  • Trafficking 3 day conference at California
    State University, Northridge ( May 2007)

22
Sex Trafficking and Human Security Past
Conferences
  • ISSC-GGD and the International Political Science
    Association in Fukuoka, Japan - panel on Global
    Sex Trafficking and Human Security. (July 2006)
  • ISSC-GGD Globalization, Migration, and Sex
  • Trafficking 3 day conference at California
    State University, Northridge May 2007
  • Joint Meeting of ISSC-GGD with International
    Studies Association panel on Globalization,
    Migration and Human Trafficking-
  • San Francisco, CA. USA. (March 2008)

23
Current ProjectsWomen and Leadership
  • Project Director Gunnel Gustafsson, Sweden
  • Objectives
  • Use women in leadership as a lens for
  • comparing governments and policies globally
  • Collect, distribute and generate workshop
    materials on
  • women and leadership
  • Consider political leadership in both traditional
    and in new
  • ways - public office holding but also
    leadership in bridging gaps that divide women
    race, class, ethnicity, nationality and
    grassroots leadership in identifying and solving
    local problems

24
Women and LeadershipPast Conferences
  • December 2002 - panels at ISSC Conference in
    Vienna, Austria
  • September 2002 -Conference organized by Gunnel
    Gustafsson at Umeå University in Sweden
  • August, 2008 Conference organized by Gunnel
    Gustafsson at Umeå University resulting in
  • special symposium forthcoming in the journal,
    Signs 2008.

25
Women and LeadershipCurrent Projects
  • Women Leaders Project - this project involves
    interviewing women activist leaders around the
    world to identify best practices in addressing
    womens problems
  • Judith Palier, Irene Ortiz and Jane Bayes
    presented papers at the American Political
    Science Association , Chicago,2007 and the
    Western Political Science Association, San Diego,
    2008 on Mexican Activist Leaders in Cuernavaca
    Mexico and Mexico City.
  • The goal is to put these video and audio
    recorded interviews on the internet.

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Migration and GenderCurrent Projects
  • Objectives
  • To research global migration and its
    gendered aspects
  • To research policies affecting migration
  • To build an international, interdisciplinary
    network of scholars and practitioners concerned
    with migration and gender
  • To disseminate findings through publications,
  • workshops, conferences, curricula, internet

27
Migration and Gender Joint Conferences
  • March 2004 - ISSC-GGD and the International
    Studies Association in Hawaii panels on Gender
    and Migration
  • and on Globalization and Empire
  • June 2005 ISSC-GGD and the 9th International
    Interdisciplinary Congress on Women - panels on
    Gender and Migration and on Globalization and
    Changing Family Structure

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Migration and Gender Joint Conferences- cont.
  • July 2006 ISSC-GGD and the International
    Political Science Association in Fukuoka, Japan
    panels on Gender and Migration and on Sex
    Trafficking and Human Security
  • August 2007 Seminario Internacional Nueves
    formas de resistencia frente a la exclusión
    gloval reflexiones sobre migracién y trata.
    ISSC-GGD with Centre de la Mujer Flora Tristán.
    Lima, Perú

29
Current ProjectsGender in Political Economy
  • Project Director Brigitte Young Germany
  • This is a new project, recently funded as part
    of a European Union Network of Excellence
    proposal. The Gender in Political Economy
    segment will deal specifically with gender and
    macroeconomics.

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Globalization and Changing Family Structures
  • This is a new project with scholars from Vietnam,
    China, Canada, the United States, and Mexico
    currently working on it.
  • Panels were presented in a Joint Meeting with
    the International Studies Association in March
    2006 and at the International Political Science
    Association meetings in Fukuoka, Japan in July
    2006

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Current ProjectsEducation, Outreach and Capacity
Building
  • Project Director Jane Bayes
  • Objectives
  • Curriculum development exchange
  • Web assisted international teaching
  • Teaching exchanges and workshops
  • Outreach and capacity building
  • To conduct research and produce scholarly
    articles, books, teaching and workshop materials
    on gender, globalization and democratization

32
Current ProjectsEducation, Outreach and Capacity
Building
  • Members of the ISSC-GGD have been giving
    workshops on curriculum development, womens
    studies, feminist theory, and globalization,
    gender, and democratization in various venues
    around the world such as Vietnam, Russia, Peru.
  • The ISSC-GGD has invited new members to join the
    network from Bangladesh, Africa, Korea, China,
  • India, Thailand, Chile, Sri Lanka, and Peru.
  • The ISSC-GGD Research Committee has invited young
    scholars from Senegal, Thailand, Bangladesh, and
    Mexico to attend conferences and present their
    research.

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Current ProjectsEducation, Outreach and Capacity
Building
  • Digital Archive Project
  • ISSC-GGD has developed a proposal with Rutgers
    University Library to create a state of the art
  • digital archive of womens materials relating to
    globalization, gender and democratization. This
    project has several components
  • -developing the technical capacity to generate,
    edit, translate, and upload written, audio, and
    video materials for distribution
  • - generating materials interviews, papers,
    syllabi, workshop materials, videos, case studies
    to put in the archive.

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Plans for 2008-2009
  • Digital Archive Project to help raise funds
    for the set-up and operation of this endeavor.
    To date, a 350,000 gift has established a
    state-of-the-art digital laboratory at Rutgers.
    An additional 1.5 million is needed to develop
    and perfect the translation and software
    components
  • To continue the interviews for the Womens
    Leadership Project around the world these
    interviews are to be posted in the digital
    archives
  • To continue work on the migration and sex
    trafficking projects - Joint ISSC-GGD meetings
    are planned for the Mundos de Mujeres/Womens
    Worlds Conference in Spain in July 2008, the
    International Studies Association in New York in
    February 2009, and the International Political
    Science Association in Santiago, Chile in July
    2009.- Videos of panels to be posted in Digital
    Archives
  • To work with the Fundación Comunitaria del Bajío
    to promote leadership training for girls in rural
    Mexico.
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