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Constitutions and Gender

ISBN13: 9781784716974
Published: February 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
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The idea that constitutions are gendered is not new, but its recognition is the product of a revolution in thinking that began in the last decades of the twentieth century. As a field, it is attracting scholarly attention and influencing practice around the world. This timely Handbook features contributions from leading pioneers and younger scholars, applying a gendered lens to constitution-making and design, constitutional practice and citizenship, and constitutional challenges to gender equality rights and values.

Offering a cutting-edge perspective on the constitutional text and record of multiple jurisdictions, from long-established to newly emerging democracies, Constitutions and Gender portrays a profound shift in our understanding of what constitutions stand for and what they do. Its central insight is that democratic constitutions must serve the needs and aspirations of all the people, and constitutional legitimacy requires opportunities for participation in both the fashioning and functioning of a country's constitution. This challenging assessment is of relevance to scholars and practitioners of law and politics, and gender and feminism, as well as practitioners and advisors involved in constitution-making.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Introduction Helen Irving
1. Women and participatory constitution-making Silvia Suteu 2. Women and constitution-making in South Africa Catherine Albertyn
3. Gender and post-colonial constitutions in Sub-Saharan Africa Johanna Bond
4. International institutions, constitution-making and gender Christina Murray and Cindy Wittke
5. Gender equality: International law and national constitutions Wendy Lacey
6. `Gendering' federal constitutions Jill Vickers
7. A practitioner's account: the Constitution Assessment for Women's Equality Melanie Allen
8. Gender equality, interpretation, and feminist pluralism Vicki C. Jackson
9. Gender and constitutionalism in the European Union Susan Millns
10. Gender equality and parity in European national constitutions Dia Anagnostou
11. Women judges on constitutional courts: why not nine women? Beverley Baines
12. Women's political citizenship in new European constitutionalism: between constitutional amendment and progressive interpretation Ruth Rubio-Marin
13. Indigenous women and constitutional recognition Megan Davis
14. Citizenship and nationality Helen Irving
15. Religion, custom, and legal pluralism Susan H. Williams
16. Constitutions and reproductive rights: convergence and non-convergence Rosalind Dixon and Jade Bond
17. Constitutions, gender and freedom of expression: the legal regulation of pornography Katharine Gelber and Adrienne Stone
18. Constitutional approaches to gender and social and economic rights Beth Goldblatt
19. Patriarchy and constitutional origins John Kang

Series: Research Handbooks in Comparative Constitutional Law Series

Comparative Constitution Making ISBN 9781785365256
Published November 2019
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Comparative Constitutional Theory ISBN 9781784719142
Published August 2019
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Comparative Constitutional Theory ISBN 9781784719128
Published February 2018
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Constitutions and Gender ISBN 9781784716950
Published September 2017
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited