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Equality Politics and Gender : Sage Modern Politics Series - Elizabeth M. Meehan

Equality Politics and Gender

Sage Modern Politics Series

By: Elizabeth M. Meehan (Editor), Selma Stevenhuijsen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1991
ISBN: 9780803984837
Number Of Pages: 208

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Does equality imply the same treatment of men and women? Or is different treatment needed to ensure equal levels of autonomy for both sexes?<P></P><P>By discussing equality in specific contexts such as welfare, pregnancy, child custody, protective legislation and employment, the contributors to this volume provide powerful insights into both the analytic concept of equality and strategies for devising, implementing and evaluating public policy. The book presents a convincing case for moving beyond the dichotomy of equality//difference by adopting a contextual approach.</P>

`the papers are well argued and informative, covering both conceptual and policy issues, several European countries and several policy initiatives. The book is thus a valuable resource for scholars in theory and empirical research, as well as for students. It is interesting for political theorists in that it focuses away from the often much too abstractly discussed question of whether women should insist on their equality with, or difference from, men, on the critique of this seemingly exclusive dichotomy and on more specific conceptual issues and policy initiatives and their outcomes' - Political Studies

`The book's greatest strength, constituting its contribution to the field, is its inclusion of analyses of equality of opportunity in a variety of political and economic systems; it thus illuminates the varying conceptualizations of equality.' - Choice

`stimulating... breaks new ground in raising serious theoretical, legal and policy questions about the interpretation and use of the concept of equality in the treatment of women....of timely interest to feminist activists and theorists....should prove enlightening for advanced students and researchers' - Canadian Journal of Political Science

Problems in Principles and Policies
Political Theory and Legal Discourse
Equal Opportunity
Radical, Liberal and Conservative Critiques
Conceptions of Gender Equality
Similarity and Difference
Equality, Autonomy and Feminist Politics
Pregnancy, the Law and the Meaning of Equality
Justice, Moral Reasoning and the Politics of Child Custody
Political Processes and Public Policies
Is This What We Wanted? Positive Action as Issue Perversion
Agendas and
Egalite Professionelle
Symbolic Policy at Work in France
The Repeal of Protective Legislation - Equality or Marginalization
Birte Siim - Women and Equality in the Irish Civil Service
Women's Citizenship in the Scandinavian Welfare States - Welfare State, Gender Politics and Equality Policies
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ISBN: 9780803984837
ISBN-10: 0803984839
Series: Sage Modern Politics Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st July 1991
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23