Gender, Planning and Human Rights [NOOK Book]

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Gender, Planning and Human Rights explores the geographies and spatialities of human rights with particular emphasis on the connections between gender and human rights in planning and development. Challenging the traditional treatment of human rights cast in purely legal frameworks, the authors argue that, in order to promote the notion of human rights, its geographies and spatialities must be investigated and be made explicit. The book contains a wealth of case studies which examine the significance of these ...
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Gender, Planning and Human Rights explores the geographies and spatialities of human rights with particular emphasis on the connections between gender and human rights in planning and development. Challenging the traditional treatment of human rights cast in purely legal frameworks, the authors argue that, in order to promote the notion of human rights, its geographies and spatialities must be investigated and be made explicit. The book contains a wealth of case studies which examine the significance of these components in various countries with multicultured societies and identify ways to integrate human rights issues in planning, development and policy-making.
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Explores the geographies and spatialities of human rights, with particular emphasis on the connections between gender and human rights in planning and development. Challenging the traditional treatment of human rights cast in purely legal frameworks, contributors argue that, in order to promote the notion of human rights, its geographies and spatialities must be investigated and made explicit. Case studies examine the significance of these components in various countries with multicultured societies and identify ways to integrate human rights issues in planning, development, and policy making. The editor is a lecturer in geography and planning at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Cloth edition (15495-2), $85. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Gender and Human Rights: Implications for Planning and Development 3
2 Women, Planning and Local Central Relations in the UK 25
3 Culture, Human Rights and Planning (As Control) for Minority Women in Israel 39
4 Intersecting Claims: Possibilities for Planning in Canada's Multicultural Cities 55
5 The Gender Inequalities of Planning in Singapore 74
6 Households, Violence and Women's Economic Rights: A Case Study of Women and Work in the Appalachia 93
7 Gender, Informal Employment and the Right to Productive Resources: The Human Rights Implications of Micro-Enterprise Development in Peru 111
8 Gender, Migrants and Rights in the European Union 125
9 Does Cultural Survival Have a Gender? Indigenous Women and Human Rights in Australia 140
10 Women and Human Rights in Post-Communist Countries: The Situation in the Czech 153
11 Gender, Planning and Human Rights: Practical Lessons 171
Index 177
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