Gender, Politics And The State

Gender, Politics And The State

by Vicky Randall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041516401X

ISBN-13: 9780415164016

Pub. Date: 07/23/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Over the last two decades our understanding of the relationship of gender, politics and the state has been transformed almost beyond recognition by the mutual interrogation of feminism and political science. This volume provides an overview of this dynamic and growing field, which reflects both its expanding empirical scope and the accompanying theoretical

Overview

Over the last two decades our understanding of the relationship of gender, politics and the state has been transformed almost beyond recognition by the mutual interrogation of feminism and political science. This volume provides an overview of this dynamic and growing field, which reflects both its expanding empirical scope and the accompanying theoretical development and debate.
The first three essays focus primarily on conceptual and theoretical issues: the meaning of 'gender'; the state's role in the construction of gender within the public and private sphere; and the political representation of gender differences within liberal democracy. The remaining six provide analyses of more concrete issues of state policy and participation in differeing national political contexts: abortion politics in Ireland; the local politics of prostitution in Britain, the impact on women's political participation of economic change in China, Latin America and political change in Russia, and the gender impact of state programmes of land reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415164016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/23/1998
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

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