Why We Need Feminist Political Economy Now More Than Ever

IPEN Roundtable Series, 2021-22. CIPS Event
jeudi, 9 décembre 2021 - 11:30 am1:00 pm
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Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN)

IPEN Roundtable Series, 2021-22

Political economy in difficult times: revealing blind spots and reimagining theory and practice

Roundtable 2 – Why we need feminist political economy now more than ever

The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on aspects of the economy that feminist political economists have been pointing to for decades: the importance of caring labour, the segmented nature of the labour market, and the ways that class, gender, race and ethnicity intersect to shape political economic life chances, to name just a few.

What can feminist political economy bring to our understanding of the global economy today? Will this new visibility of many of the key insights of feminist scholarship translate into policy changes? Or will the legacy of the pandemic be an intensification of these dynamics of inequality?


Jacqueline Best is a Full Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.


Genevieve LeBaron is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, and as of January 1st 2022 will be Professor and Director of the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University.

Shirin Rai is Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies.

Katherine Scott is a Senior Researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and serves as the director for its gender equality and public policy work.

Elisabeth Prügl is Professor of International Relations and Co-Director of the Gender Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva.