A feminist political economic understanding of the relations between state, market and civil society from Beijing to Tunis

$10.35 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


By focusing on the area of women/gender, telecommunications and new ICTs, this article examines the complex interplay between the state, the market and civil society from the Fourth UN World Conference on Women to the World Summit on Information Society. By adopting a feminist political economic perspective, it is asserted that the mainstream approach to civil society falls short of acknowledging unbalanced power relations between the three parties. The UN and the state both endorse a version of the information society that is conducive to neoliberal capitalism. This article argues that civil society should be given more power in future UN international conventions.

Keywords: Beijing conference; WSIS; civil society; feminist political economy; new ICTs

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/macp.4.2.221_1

Affiliations: Suffolk University.

Publication date: June 13, 2008

More about this publication?
  • The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics is committed to analyzing the politics of communication(s) and cultural processes. It addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognizing equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography and those that traverse cultures and nations.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more