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Rianne Mahon

Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University
Political science / Political studies
I am interested in child care politics and policy at the local, regional, national and international scales. I have done comparative work on Canada (pan-Canadian, Ontario, key cities) and Sweden (national and Stockholm area) as well as on the views of international organisations like the OECD, the World Bank and UNESCO

I am currently involved in a larger project on Gender, Migration and the Work of Care, focusing on the role of international organisations in the governance of global care chains

Feminist Ethics and Social Politics: Toward a New Global Political Economy of Care
Co-edited with Fiona Robinson. University of British Columbia Press. 2011
‘Social Policy Change: Tackling Work-Family Tensions in Sweden, Australia and Canada’ (1st author with Christina Bergqvist and Deborah Brennan) Social Policy and Administration 2016 50(2) 165-182
‘International Organisations’ “Advice” on Childcare Policy and Latin American Experiences’ Soziale Welt 20, special issue on care: work, relations, regimes, co-edited by B. Aufenbacher, B. Riegraf and H. Theobald, 2014 pp 451-468

‘State structures and the politics of childcare: Australia and Canada’ (with Deborah Brennan;) Publius 43:1 2013 pp 90-108
Convergent Care Regimes? Child Care in Australia, Canada, Finland and Sweden’ (with Anneli Anttonen, Deborah Brennan, Christina Bergqvist and Barbara Hobson;) Journal of European Social Policy 22:4 2012, 419-431
“After Neoliberalism? The OECD, the World Bank and The Child” Global Social Policy 10:2 172-192 2010
“Of Scalar Hierarchies and Welfare Redesign; Child Care in Three Canadian cities” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2006 31:4 p 452-466
“Rescaling social reproduction: childcare in Toronto/Canada and Stockholm/Sweden” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 29:2, 2005, pages 341-357. A French version appeared in Recherches et provisions March 2006
“Childcare as Citizenship Right? Toronto in the 1970s and 1980s” Canadian Historical Review 86:2, 2005 pages 285-316

“Childcare: Toward what kind of ‘Social Europe’?” Social Politics fall 2002 pp. 343-379;

“The Never-Ending Story: the Struggle for Universal Child Care in the 1970s” Canadian Historical Review 81(4) 2000 pages 582-615. A shorter version appeared (in translation) in Liens social et politique 46, 2002, a special issue on “responsabilité”
Child Care, New Social Risks and the New Politics of Redistribution in Ontario” in Inequality and The Failing Redistributive Politics edited by Keith Banting and John Myles. UBC Press Sept 2013.

“Transnationalising (Child) Care Policy: the OECD and the World Bank” chapter for Feminist Ethics and Social Politics: Toward a New Global Political Economy of Care, co-edited with Fiona Robinson, UBC Press 2011 77-93

Child Care Policy at a Crossroads: Gender and Welfare State Restructuring (with Sonya Michel) Routledge, US (2002) 352 pages
School-Aged Children Across Canada: A Patchwork of Policies Canadian Policy Research Network, March 2001

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