The Imperative of Male Inclusion: How Institutional Context Influences World Bank Gender Policy

@article{Bedford2007TheIO,
  title={The Imperative of Male Inclusion: How Institutional Context Influences World Bank Gender Policy},
  author={Kate Bedford},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={289 - 311}
}
  • Kate Bedford
  • Published 14 August 2007
  • Economics, Sociology
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
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