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Constituting Equality : Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law - Susan H. Williams

Constituting Equality

Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law

By: Susan H. Williams (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th August 2011
ISBN: 9781107403178
Number Of Pages: 382

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Constituting Equality addresses the question, how would you write a constitution if you really cared about gender equality? The book takes a design-oriented approach to the broad range of issues that arise in constitutional drafting concerning gender equality. Each section of the book examines a particular set of constitutional issues or doctrines across a range of different countries to explore what works, where, and why. Topics include (1) governmental structure (particularly electoral gender quotas); (2) rights provisions; (3) constitutional recognition for cultural or religious practices that discriminate against women; (4) domestic incorporation of international law; and (5) the role of women in the process of constitution-making. Interdisciplinary in orientation and global in scope, the book provides a menu for constitutional designers and others interested in how the fundamental legal order might more effectively promote gender equality.

Introduction: comparative constitutional law, gender equality, and constitutional design
Structure
Gender quotas in politics - a constitutional challenge
Equality, representation, and challenge to hierarchy: justifying electoral quotas for women
Rights
More than rights
Perfectionism and fundamentalism in the application of the German abortion law
Moral authority in English and American abortion law
Cultural/Religious Rights and Gender Equality
Must feminists support entrenchment of sex equality? Lessons from Quebec
Deconstructing the east/west binary: substantive equality and Islamic marriage in a comparative dialogue
Conflicting agendas? Women's rights and customary law in African constitutional reform
Gender equality and the rule of law in Liberia: statutory law, customary law, and the status of women
Constitutional Incorporation of International Law
Constitutional incorporation of international and comparative human rights laws: the Colombian constitutional court decision c-355/2006
Guatemalan transnational feminists: how their search for constitutional equality interplays with international law
Women in the Process of Constitution Making
Women in the constitution drafting process in Burma Thin
Founding mothers for a Palestinian constitution?
Conclusion: gender equality and the idea of a constitution: entrenchment, jurisdicton, and interpretation
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ISBN: 9781107403178
ISBN-10: 1107403170
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 18th August 2011
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.56

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