Gender Policies in Japan and the United States: Comparing Women's Movements, Rights, and Politics / Edition 1

Gender Policies in Japan and the United States: Comparing Women's Movements, Rights, and Politics / Edition 1

by Joyce Gelb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312293569

ISBN-13: 9780312293567

Pub. Date: 12/12/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book is the first to explore the similarities and differences in gender related policy making and outcomes in Japan and the United States. It focuses on the role of women's movements and other factors in determining policy. Three policies are examined: Equal employment, domestic violence and reproductive rights, with additional attention to gender equality…  See more details below

Overview

This book is the first to explore the similarities and differences in gender related policy making and outcomes in Japan and the United States. It focuses on the role of women's movements and other factors in determining policy. Three policies are examined: Equal employment, domestic violence and reproductive rights, with additional attention to gender equality policy in Japan and 'family friendly policy' in both nations. The analysis examines the significance of international feminism and new standards of gender equity - kansetsu gaiatsu - as a resource for Japanese feminists seeking policy reform, as well as new trends toward policy cooperation. The future role of the United States, long a leader in policy development for women, is critically analyzed, and Gelb suggests that American feminists and policymakers can learn important lessons from the experience of Japanese women's movements and efforts at influencing public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312293567
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/12/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Comparing Women's Movements Equal Opportunity Policy Domestic Violence Policy Reproductive Rights Policy Gender Equality and Family Friendly Policy Conclusion

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