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Diane Rosemary Elson (born 20 April 1946)[1] is a British economist, sociologist and gender and development social scientist. She is Professor Emerita of sociology at the University of Essex and a former Professor of development studies at the University of Manchester.[2]

Diane Elson
Born
Diane Rosemary Elson

(1946-04-20) 20 April 1946 (age 73)
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Manchester
OccupationProfessor of development studies at the University of Manchester
Professor of sociology at the University of Essex
Years active1968 – current
ChildrenSon
Wivenhoe Park, University of Essex

She is noted for her work on issues of development and human rights. A theme in her more recent work is gender inequality and economic and social rights.[3] She is the author of the books Male Bias in the Development Process,[4] and Budgeting for Women's Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW (Concepts and Tools),[5] and of many other publications and articles.

She has also worked as a special advisor for UNIFEM and is the chair of the UK's Women's Budget Group.[6] She was a winner of the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought for 2016, along with Amit Bhaduri.[7]

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Early lifeEdit

Elson was born on 20 April 1946 in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, the daughter of Edwin and Vera Elson.[1]

EducationEdit

In 1968 she gained a degree in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) from St Hilda's College, Oxford University, and her doctorate in economics from the University of Manchester in 1994.[1]

Private lifeEdit

Diane Elson has a son.[1]

CareerEdit

Selected bibliographyEdit

BooksEdit

  • Elson, Diane; Streeten, Paul (1971). Diversification and development: the case of coffee. New York London: Praeger (Pall Mall Press). ISBN 9780275281915.
  • Elson, Diane (1979). Value: the representation of labour in capitalism. London Atlantic Highlands, N.J: CSE Books Humanities Press. ISBN 9780906336083.
  • Elson, Diane; Pearson, Ruth (1989). Women's employment and multinationals in Europe. Basingstoke England: Macmillan. ISBN 9780333438770.
  • Elson, Diane (1995). Male bias in the development process (contemporary issues in development studies). Manchester New York New York: Manchester University Press (USA and Canada – St. Martin's Press). ISBN 9780719042300.
  • Elson, Diane; Balakrishnan, Radhika (2011). Economic policy and human rights: holding governments to account. London New York: Zed Books, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781848138759.
  • Elson, Diane; Jain, Devaki (2011). Harvesting feminist knowledge for public policy rebuilding progress. New Delhi Thousand Oaks, Calif. Ottawa, ON: SAGE International Development Research Centre. ISBN 9788132107415.
  • Elson, Diane; Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko; Vizard, Polly (2012). Human rights and the capabilities approach: an interdisciplinary dialogue. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415681032.

Chapters in booksEdit

  • Elson, Diane (2004), "Human rights and corporate profits: the UN global compact – part of the solution or part of the problem?", in Benería, Lourdes; Bisnath, Savitri (eds.), Global tensions: challenges and opportunities in the world economy, New York: Routledge, pp. 200–214, ISBN 9780415934411
  • Elson, Diane; Balakrishnan, Radhika (2011), "Introduction: economic policies and human rights obligations", in Elson, Diane; Balakrishnan, Radhika (eds.), Economic policy and human rights: holding governments to account, London New York: Zed Books, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1–27, ISBN 9781848138759
  • Elson, Diane; Aydiner-Avsar, Nursel (2011), "Human rights and public expenditure in Mexico", in Elson, Diane; Balakrishnan, Radhika (eds.), Economic policy and human rights: holding governments to account, London New York: Zed Books, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 73–98, ISBN 9781848138759
  • Elson, Diane; Aydiner-Avsar, Nursel (2011), "Trade policy and human rights obligations of the USA: NAFTA", in Elson, Diane; Balakrishnan, Radhika (eds.), Economic policy and human rights: holding governments to account, London New York: Zed Books, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 119–221, ISBN 9781848138759
  • Elson, Diane (2015), "Women's empowerment and environmental sustainability in the context of international UN agreements", in Hawley, Jenny (ed.), Why women will save the planet, London: Zed Books, pp. 11–20, ISBN 9781783605804

Journals and bookletsEdit

  • Elson, Diane; Pearson, Ruth (1980). The latest phase of the internationalisation of capital and its implications for women in the third world (discussion paper). Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.
  • Elson, Diane (1984). Womens work – womens lives. Third World First.
  • Elson, Diane (November – December 1988). "Market socialism or socialization of the market?". New Left Review. 172 (The economy of socialism). Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  • Elson, Diane (2006). Budgeting for women's rights: monitoring government budgets for compliance with CEDAW (a summary guide for policy makers, gender equality and human rights advocates). UN Women Headquarters: UNIFEM (UN Women). Pdf version
  • Elson, Diane (2012). Be outraged: there are alternatives. Oxfam. Pdf version

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "ELSON, Prof. Diane Rosemary PhD". Who's Who. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  2. ^ Chant, Sylvia (2006), "Diane Elson", in Simon, David (ed.), Fifty key thinkers on development, London New York: Routledge, pp. 84–89, ISBN 9780415337908
  3. ^ "Professor Diane Elson, Department of Sociology". University of Essex. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  4. ^ Elson, Diane (1995). Male bias in the development process (contemporary issues in development studies). Manchester New York New York: Manchester University Press (USA and Canada – St. Martin's Press). ISBN 9780719042300.
  5. ^ Elson, Diane (2006). Budgeting for women's rights: monitoring government budgets for compliance with CEDAW (a summary guide for policy makers, gender equality and human rights advocates). UN Women Headquarters: UNIFEM (UN Women).
  6. ^ "WBG Management Committee". Women's Budget Group. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Leontief 2016: Elson & Bhaduri". www.ase.tufts.edu. Retrieved 24 February 2017.

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