"Walbys book will undoubtedly become a seminal text in contemporary feminist scholarship. Her defiant tone is refreshing and recalls the rhetoric of many founding texts of the second wave."
The Year's Work in Cultural and Critical Theory
"A good handbook for feminists, especially those wanting to find out more about feminism's relationship with the state and international organisations."
"A heartening and timely book, a proof against demoralisation, a warning against internecine splits."
"The clearest analysis of how this tradition of feminism finds synergy with the international agenda of human rights."
Gender & Development
"This is an optimistic book about the future of feminism, even while keeping in mind today's realities."
The Global Journal
"Once again, Walby puts her finger on the critical issues facing feminists. This balanced and thoughtful assessment of the changes feminism has wrought and the challenges it faces is unlikely to please everyone, but it will surely move debates in a more fruitful direction than the debates over whether feminism is dead or a sell-out to neoliberalism. Her broad and bracing overview of the tensions inherent in the multiple alternative feminist projects going on today should be required reading in all gender and women's studies departments."
Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"In this extraordinarily erudite analysis, Walby outlines the interconnections between political regimes, political philosophies and strategies for gender equality across the world, and women's possibilities for achieving rights in public and private spheres. The insights and knowledge she displays of the contexts in which change can best occur are prescriptions for action. This is a book for both scholars and activists."
Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Graduate Center, CUNY and past president of the American Sociological Association
"Feminism is not dead and feminism matters for all our futures: this is the central message of Sylvia Walby's carefully researched book. She amply demonstrates the continued vitality and viability of feminist projects in a variety of forms and contexts, assesses the challenges feminism faces and argues strongly for its continued relevance to conemporary global politics."
Stevi Jackson, University of York