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Gender, Politics and the State

Gender, Politics and the State

by Vicky Randall
     
 

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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

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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.

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Eleven essays incorporate theoretical and empirical findings of sociology and political science in examinations of feminist theories of the state. The essays cover a broad range geographically, including discussions of countries in Latin America, the developed and developing world, and the former communist countries. Specific topics include the state treatments of abortion and prostitution, the gender ramifications of land reform, and the engagement of the state by women. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781134712779
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/10/2012
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Pages:
224
File size:
389 KB

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