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Group Representation, Feminist Theory, and the Promise of Justice (eBook)

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ISBN13: 9781409471455
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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There has been much important work done in the past two decades in America on issues of under representation based on social differences such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and age. While this scholarship has examined the ways in which women and racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities suffer disproportionately on measures of full citizenship, social class and culture have received relatively little attention. This new study addresses various manifestations of social class and cultural difference as well as their implications for political representation. The analysis demonstrates how three of the most influential feminist theorists who write about political representation conceive of group representation, identify the problems that group representation claims to remedy, and assess the strengths and weaknesses associated with these models. Using theoretical argument, the volume suggests practical electoral reform in order to encourage new and emancipating forms of political engagement.

It will be of value to those interested in public policy and governance, political theory, gender studies and law and society in general.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence, eBooks
Contents:
Preface
Political participation, electoral reform, and social difference: a new politics of representation?
Lani Guinier: feminist jurisprudence and fair representation
Feminism and democracy: Anne Phillips and the politics of equality
Iris Marion Young and the politics of difference
Representation and the politics of democratic inclusion
Social class, political representation, and democratic revival: resisting quiescence and manufactured interests
Conclusion: a feminist politics of inclusion
Bibliography
Index.