Diane Elson

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Diane Elson
Born Diane Rosemary Elson
(1946-04-20) 20 April 1946 (age 71)
Bedworth, Warwickshire, England
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Manchester
Occupation Professor of development studies at the University of Manchester
Professor of sociology at the University of Essex
Years active 1968 – current
Children Son
Wivenhoe Park, University of Essex

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]

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]

Early life[edit]

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

Education[edit]

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 life[edit]

Diane Elson has a son.[1]

Career[edit]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • 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 books[edit]

  • 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Why women will save the planet, London: Zed Books, pp. 11–20, ISBN 9781783605804 

Journals and booklets[edit]

  • 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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  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, Fifty key thinkers on development, London New York: Routledge, pp. 84–89, ISBN 9780415337908 
  3. ^ "Professor Diane Elson, Department of Sociology". University of Essex. 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. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Leontief 2016: Elson & Bhaduri". www.ase.tufts.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-24. 

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