The public law of gender: From the local to the global

Kim Rubenstein, Katharine G. Young

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Abstract

With the worldwide sweep of gender-neutral, gender-equal or gender-sensitive public laws in international treaties, national constitutions and statutes, it is timely to document the raft of legal reform and to critically analyse its effectiveness. In demarcating the academic study of the public law of gender, this book brings together leading lawyers, political scientists, historians and philosophers to examine law’s structuring of politics, governing and gender in a new global frame. Of interest to constitutional and statutory designers, advocates, adjudicators and scholars, the contributions explore how concepts such as equality, accountability, representation, participation and rights, depend on, challenge or enlist gendered roles and/or categories. These enquiries suggest that the new public law of gender must confront the lapses in enforcement, sincerity and coverage that are common in both national and international law and governance, and critically and pluralistically recast the public/private distinction in family, community, religion, customary and market domains.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages606
ISBN (Electronic)9781316481493
ISBN (Print)9781107138575
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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