ISBN-10:
0521776740
ISBN-13:
9780521776745
Pub. Date:
09/06/2001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-10:
0521776740
ISBN-13:
9780521776745
Pub. Date:
09/06/2001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women's Rights / Edition 1

Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women's Rights / Edition 1

by Ayelet Shachar Ayelet Shachar

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Can the state respect cultural differences while protecting the rights of vulnerable group members, in particular women? Shachar argues that it is both theoretically needed and institutionally feasible. Rejecting prevalent solutions to this "paradox of multicultural vulnerability", Multicultural Jurisdictions argues for enhancing minorities' autonomy, while providing viable legal-institutional solutions to intra-group rights violation. This new "joint governance" approach reduces the injustice between minority groups and society, while enhancing justice within them. This book will interest students of political and social theory, law, religion, institutional design, and cultural and gender studies.


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ISBN-13: 9780521776745
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/06/2001
Series: Contemporary Political Theory
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile: 1520L (what's this?)

About the Author

Ayelet Shachar is Assistant Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. She is also currently a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. She has written extensively on issues of contemporary political theory, group rights and gender equality. Her most recent publications appear in the Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory and the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review. She has also contributed to several edited volumes including Multicultural Questions (1999); Citizenship in Diverse Societies (2000); and From Migrants to Citizens (2000).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The perils of multicultural accommodation; 3. Family law and the construction of collective identity; 4. State vs. nomos: lessons from contemporary law and normative theory; 5. Sharing the pieces of jurisdictional authority: mapping the possibilities; 6. Transformative accomodation: utilizing external protections to reduce internal restrictions; 7. Towards a resolution of the multiculturalism paradox: family law revisited; 8. Conclusion.

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