Isabella C. Bakker

Department of Political Science

Professor
FRSC, Distinguished Research Professor
York Research Chair & Trudeau Fellow

Office: Ross Building, S663
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 88842
Emailicbakker@yorku.ca

Degrees

Ph.D., New School for Social Research
BA (Honours), Carleton


Research Interests

Gender and fiscal policy/gender budgeting; development economics; globalization and human security; governance and social reproduction feminist international political economy; public finance; measuring progress on human rights and gender equality commitments; financing for development; social policy and gender orders.

All Publications

Books

Questioning Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective (with Brigitte Young and Diane Elson), Routledge, http://www.amazon.com/Questioning-Financial-Governance-Perspective-Routledge/dp/0415676703

Beyond States and Market: The Challenges of Social Reproduction (with Rachel Silvey) eds. (Routledge 2008)

Where are the Women? Gender Equity, Budgets and Canadian Public Policy, (with Janine Brodie), Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives September 2008.

Power, Production and Social Reproduction: Human In/security in the Global Political Economy. Co-editor/contributor with Stephen Gill. (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003; North America 2004).

Isabella Bakker (editor/contributor) Rethinking Restructuring: Gender and Change in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996).

Isabella Bakker (editor/contributor) The Strategic Silence: Gender and Economic Policy. (London: Zed Press/The North-South Institute, 1994)

Monographs

Gender and Global Economic Governance: Ideas, Institutions and Power Potentials, Background Paper for UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women, Fall 2014, (58 pages) (refereed).

Evaluation of the UN System-Wide Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security. (with Tony Beck) Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI), July 2010, 137 pages (refereed). See United Nations, Report of the Secretary General, Women, Peace and Security, New York, S/2010/498, findings of evaluation are summarized from page 25 on).

National Level Indicators for Tracking Progress Towards Gender Equality: Mainstreaming Gender into the Paris Declaration Monitoring and Evaluation Processes. (with Tony Beck) . EU/UN Partnership on Gender Equality for Development and Peace, New York, March 2009.

International Labor Organisation/International Training Centre Training Manuals (with Tony Beck) Foundation Module 1: Gender Equality and Aid Effectiveness, and Module 2: Tools for Mainstreaming Gender in Aid Effectiveness, ILO/ITC Turin, 2008.

Book Chapters

“Towards Gendered Global Economic Governance,” in Stephen Gill ed. Critical Perspectives o the Crisis of Global Governance, (Palgrave Macmillan).

“Social Reproduction, Fiscal Space and the Remaking of the Real Constitution” in Stephen Gill and Claire Cutler eds., New Constitutionalism and World Order, (Cambridge University Press).

“Show Us the Money”: Tracking Gender Equality Commitments and the ‘Constraints’ of Canadian Budgeting” in Alexandra Dobrowolsky ed. Women and Public Policy in Canada: Neoliberalism and After?, Oxford University Press, 2009. 226-243.

‘Hybridizing a New Intellectual Space’ Co-authored with Stephen Gill. http://www.routledgepolitics.com/books/Beyond-States-and-Markets-isbn9780415775861 In Bakker and Gill editors Power, Production and Social Reproduction (London and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave 2003) xxiii-xiv

‘Global Political Economy & Social Reproduction’ Co-authored with Stephen Gill. In Bakker and Gill editors Power, Production and Social Reproduction (London and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave 2003) 3-16

‘Ontology, Method & Hypotheses’ Co-authored with Stephen Gill. In Bakker and Gill editors Power, Production and Social Reproduction (London and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave 2003) 17-41

‘Neo-Liberal Governance and the Reprivatization of Social Reproduction: Social Provisioning and Shifting Gender Orders’ In Bakker and Gill editors Power, Production and Social Reproduction (London and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave 2003) 66-82

‘Engendering the Economics of Globalisation: Sites and Processes,’ in Jim Stanford, Lance Taylor and Ellen Houston, eds, Power, Employment and Accumulation: Social Structures in Economic Theory. (M.E.Sharpe, 2001) 219-237

‘Development Policies,’ in Meg Lewis and Janice Petersen, eds., The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics. (Edward Elgar, 2000) 83-95

Journal Articles

Solomon R Benatar, Stephen Gill and Isabella C Bakker ‘Global Health and the Global Economic Crisis’ with Solomon Benatar and Stephen Gill, American Journal of Public Health, Volume 101: 4 (2011). http://ajph.aphapublications.org/current.dtl. Online February 2011.

“Making Progress in Global Health: The Need for New Paradigms” with Solomon Benatar and Stephen Gill, International Affairs, March 2009.

“Social Reproduction and the Constitution of a Gendered Political Economy,” New Political Economy, vol. 12, no.4, December 2007.

‘Who Built the Pyramids? Engendering the New International Economic and Financial Architecture’ in Femina Politica: Zeitscrift fur feministische Politik-Wissenschaft, Special Issue: Engendering der Makrookonomie, 11. Jg. Heft 1/2002. 38-48

Research Reports

Financing for Gender Equality. Background Paper. United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, September 2007. Online at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/financing_gender_equality/egm_financing_gender_equality.htm

Canada’s Social Policy Regime and Women: An Assessment of the Last Decade (with Janine Brodie). Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, February 2007, published online at http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662450870/200703_9780662450870_1_e.html.

United Nations Human Development Report 2002, ‘Fiscal Policy, Accountability and Voice: The Example of Gender Responsive Budgeting’ (New York: UNDP 2001). 35pp.

Policy Papers

Gender Budget Initiatives: Why They Matter in Canada, Ottawa: Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives. Sept. 2005. online at http://www.poliyaltenratives.ca.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/POLS3455 3.0  Topics in Women and Politics BLEN  
Fall 2017 AP/POLS4293 3.0  Patterns and Problems of Globalization BLEN  

Degrees

Ph.D., New School for Social Research
BA (Honours), Carleton

Research Interests:

Gender and fiscal policy/gender budgeting; development economics; globalization and human security; governance and social reproduction feminist international political economy; public finance; measuring progress on human rights and gender equality commitments; financing for development; social policy and gender orders.

All Publications

Books

Questioning Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective (with Brigitte Young and Diane Elson), Routledge, http://www.amazon.com/Questioning-Financial-Governance-Perspective-Routledge/dp/0415676703

Beyond States and Market: The Challenges of Social Reproduction (with Rachel Silvey) eds. (Routledge 2008)

Where are the Women? Gender Equity, Budgets and Canadian Public Policy, (with Janine Brodie), Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives September 2008.

Power, Production and Social Reproduction: Human In/security in the Global Political Economy. Co-editor/contributor with Stephen Gill. (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003; North America 2004).

Isabella Bakker (editor/contributor) Rethinking Restructuring: Gender and Change in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996).

Isabella Bakker (editor/contributor) The Strategic Silence: Gender and Economic Policy. (London: Zed Press/The North-South Institute, 1994)

Monographs

Gender and Global Economic Governance: Ideas, Institutions and Power Potentials, Background Paper for UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women, Fall 2014, (58 pages) (refereed).

Evaluation of the UN System-Wide Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security. (with Tony Beck) Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI), July 2010, 137 pages (refereed). See United Nations, Report of the Secretary General, Women, Peace and Security, New York, S/2010/498, findings of evaluation are summarized from page 25 on).

National Level Indicators for Tracking Progress Towards Gender Equality: Mainstreaming Gender into the Paris Declaration Monitoring and Evaluation Processes. (with Tony Beck) . EU/UN Partnership on Gender Equality for Development and Peace, New York, March 2009.

International Labor Organisation/International Training Centre Training Manuals (with Tony Beck) Foundation Module 1: Gender Equality and Aid Effectiveness, and Module 2: Tools for Mainstreaming Gender in Aid Effectiveness, ILO/ITC Turin, 2008.

Book Chapters

“Towards Gendered Global Economic Governance,” in Stephen Gill ed. Critical Perspectives o the Crisis of Global Governance, (Palgrave Macmillan).

“Social Reproduction, Fiscal Space and the Remaking of the Real Constitution” in Stephen Gill and Claire Cutler eds., New Constitutionalism and World Order, (Cambridge University Press).

“Show Us the Money”: Tracking Gender Equality Commitments and the ‘Constraints’ of Canadian Budgeting” in Alexandra Dobrowolsky ed. Women and Public Policy in Canada: Neoliberalism and After?, Oxford University Press, 2009. 226-243.

‘Hybridizing a New Intellectual Space’ Co-authored with Stephen Gill. http://www.routledgepolitics.com/books/Beyond-States-and-Markets-isbn9780415775861 In Bakker and Gill editors Power, Production and Social Reproduction (London and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave 2003) xxiii-xiv

‘Global Political Economy & Social Reproduction’ Co-authored with Stephen Gill. In Bakker and Gill editors Power, Production and Social Reproduction (London and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave 2003) 3-16

‘Ontology, Method & Hypotheses’ Co-authored with Stephen Gill. In Bakker and Gill editors Power, Production and Social Reproduction (London and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave 2003) 17-41

‘Neo-Liberal Governance and the Reprivatization of Social Reproduction: Social Provisioning and Shifting Gender Orders’ In Bakker and Gill editors Power, Production and Social Reproduction (London and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave 2003) 66-82

‘Engendering the Economics of Globalisation: Sites and Processes,’ in Jim Stanford, Lance Taylor and Ellen Houston, eds, Power, Employment and Accumulation: Social Structures in Economic Theory. (M.E.Sharpe, 2001) 219-237

‘Development Policies,’ in Meg Lewis and Janice Petersen, eds., The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics. (Edward Elgar, 2000) 83-95

Journal Articles

Solomon R Benatar, Stephen Gill and Isabella C Bakker ‘Global Health and the Global Economic Crisis’ with Solomon Benatar and Stephen Gill, American Journal of Public Health, Volume 101: 4 (2011). http://ajph.aphapublications.org/current.dtl. Online February 2011.

“Making Progress in Global Health: The Need for New Paradigms” with Solomon Benatar and Stephen Gill, International Affairs, March 2009.

“Social Reproduction and the Constitution of a Gendered Political Economy,” New Political Economy, vol. 12, no.4, December 2007.

‘Who Built the Pyramids? Engendering the New International Economic and Financial Architecture’ in Femina Politica: Zeitscrift fur feministische Politik-Wissenschaft, Special Issue: Engendering der Makrookonomie, 11. Jg. Heft 1/2002. 38-48

Research Reports

Financing for Gender Equality. Background Paper. United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, September 2007. Online at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/financing_gender_equality/egm_financing_gender_equality.htm

Canada’s Social Policy Regime and Women: An Assessment of the Last Decade (with Janine Brodie). Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, February 2007, published online at http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662450870/200703_9780662450870_1_e.html.

United Nations Human Development Report 2002, ‘Fiscal Policy, Accountability and Voice: The Example of Gender Responsive Budgeting’ (New York: UNDP 2001). 35pp.

Policy Papers

Gender Budget Initiatives: Why They Matter in Canada, Ottawa: Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives. Sept. 2005. online at http://www.poliyaltenratives.ca.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/POLS3455 3.0  Topics in Women and Politics BLEN  
Fall 2017 AP/POLS4293 3.0  Patterns and Problems of Globalization BLEN