In recent years women's movements and democracy movements appear to have been more successful in promoting social equality than labour movements or development movements. Wage gaps between men and women have narrowed. New democracies have flourished. Yet, gaps between the rich and poor remain. Do differences in organization and strategy account for the differences in outcomes? Through in-depth studies of the United States, Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, Africa, China, and north- and southeast Asia the contributors to this volume provide some thought-provoking answers.
CRIAG N, MURPHY is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Wellesley College and Research Professor at Brown University's Watson Institute of International Studies. He is a founding editor of the international public policy journal, Global Governance, which received the 1996 award of the America Association of Publishers for the best new scholarly journal in business, the humanities, and the social sciences, and was the President of the International Studies Association in 2000-01.