The book investigates transnational migration and mobility of women from and within Central-Eastern European countries. It looks at women’s practices and experiences mostly in the service sector where they are in demand as substitutes in stereotypically „women’s work“. The book combines different perspectives: sociological and anthropological studies, comparative policy analysis and historical and statistical evidence and provides new insights into current theoretical debates in migration and gender studies.
The chapters deal with two major issues: first, the economic, societal, ecological, and political consequences of globalization, including - but also going beyond - the identification of globalization's "winners and losers" worldwide; and second, solutions that have emerged from the current political debate to cope with the various challenges. These include, on the one hand, the creation of new global governance structures - particularly to better meet the needs of developing countries - and the fostering of a "global civil society" that might enhance the democratic legitimacy of global governance; and on the other hand, strategies to be implemented at national and regional levels, allowing states to adapt in ways that make liberalization compatible with development in poor countries and enable the rescue of the welfare state in rich countries.
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