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Gender and Collective Action: A Conceptual Framework for Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Meinzen-Dick, Ruth en_US
dc.contributor.author Pandolfelli, Lauren en_US
dc.contributor.author Dohrn, Stephan en_US
dc.contributor.author Athens, Jessica en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:07:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:07:55Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-07 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-07 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3705
dc.description.abstract "This paper presents a framework for investigating the intersection of collective action and gender; i.e. how gender-oriented analysis can foster more effective collective action in the context of agriculture and natural resource management and how collective action can be used as a vehicle for gender equity. We begin with definitions of the key concepts and then present three entry points for a gendered analysis of collective action-motivations, effectiveness, and impact on gender equity- vis-a-vis the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework (Oakerson, 1992; Ostrom, 1991). At the heart of this framework is the action arena, which is shaped by a host of initial conditions, including asset endowments, vulnerabilities, and legal and governance systems that influence a range of outcomes. Applying a gender lens to this framework, we present an analysis of how women and men experience the initial set of conditions differently and thus, have different motivations and capacities for engaging in collective action. Next, we look at how the gender composition of groups affects the effectiveness of collective action, and finally, at the impact of collective action on gender equity and women's empowerment. We conclude with a discussion of how this framework can improve our understanding of gender and collective action in order to facilitate more effective collective action while fostering gender equity." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CAPRi Working Paper, no. 64 en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject collective action--frameworks en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis--IAD framework en_US
dc.title Gender and Collective Action: A Conceptual Framework for Analysis en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries CGIAR System-wide Program on Property Rights and Collective Action, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Survival of the Commons: Mounting Challenges and New Realities, the Eleventh Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 19-23, 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Bali, Indonesia en_US
dc.submitter.email elsa_jin@yahoo.com en_US

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