The Economics and Ethics of Gender in the Developing World
Martha Nussbaum. Women and Human Development
Susan Moller Okin. Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?
Topics and Readings
Women at a Glance
Women in the Developing World
Women in Development Data
Sen on "Asian Values" (optional)
What Went Wrong? (optional)
Challenge of Globalization
Globalization and the Poor
Jihad vs. McWorld (optional)
Beyond Jihad vs. McWorld (optional)
The Culture of Liberty
Introduction: a case of honor killing
Honor Killing in Sweden
Honor Killing in the Middle East
(1) Consequentialism: rights theories vs. consequentialist theories
Survey of Moral Theories
Utilitarianism: a sample theory and some objections to it
(2) Welfarism: Well-being
Nozick. Anarchy,State and Utopia, p. 43 ff (the experience machine)
John Harsanyi. Morality and the Theory of Rational Behavior
Martha Nussbaum. Adaptive Preference and Womens Options in Women in Human Development, pp. 111 - 166
H. E. Baber. "Subjective Welfareism and Adaptive Preference"
Jon Elster. "Sour Grapes"
Martha Nussbaum. In Defense of Universal Values in Women in Human Development, pp. 34 - 110
(3) Sum-ranking and distributive justice
Readings from Rawls, Nozick and Singer
Universalism and Cultural relativism
UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women
Maryam Namazie. "Cultural Relativism - This Era's Fascism"
Fluehr-Lobban. "Anthropology, Cultural Relativism and Universal Rights"
Communitarianism, Multiculturalism and Identity Politics
Multiculturalism: Culture constrains
Anthony Appiah. Color Conscious: Race, Culture, Identity"
H. E. Baber. "Gender Conscious"
Susan Okin. "Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?"
Will Kymlicka. "Liberal Complacencies?
Katha Pollit. "Whose Culture?"
Janet Halley. "Culture Constrains"
Women and Islam
Voices from Behind the Veil
Arab Women Demand Quotas
Muhammad's instructions liberated women of the day
Sex Trade: Trafficking in Women
Russia Battles its Sex Trade
In Nigeria, a stoning sentence as power play
BBC Global Crime Report
Multinationals and Women’s Labor in the Developing World
Sweatshops in Thailand: Lern's Story
Vietnam protects its labor force; Foreign investors face fines for infractions
In Praise of Cheap Labor
Ecuador: Labor Abuses Rampant in Banana Plantations, Says Group
Female Genital Mutilation as a test case: so you think you’re a cultural relativist?
World Health Organization FMG Info
Desert Flower: The Waris Dirie Story
Female "Circumcision" Comes to America
The Vice President of Uganda
Customary Law: A Test Case
Mungiki: an indigenous African sect
Kenyan Women Protest at Trouser Police
Protective Labor Market Legislation: maternity leave, safety regulations, childcare, minimum wage
National sovereignty and human rights: Rawls Law of the Peoples, etc.