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Title:
Gender, politics and the state
Author:
Randall, Vicky.
ISBN:
9780203004890
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Physical Description:
x, 214 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
1. Gender, feminism and the state : an overview / Georgina Waylen -- 2. A political theory of gender : perspectives on the 'universal subject' / Terrell Carver -- 3. The state and the making of gender : some historical legacies / Ursula Vogel -- 4. Beyond liberalism? : feminist theories of democracy / Kate Nash -- 5. The state and the discursive construction of abortion / Barry Gilheany -- 6. Policing prostitution : gender, the state and community politics / Barbara Gwinnett -- 7. Remasculinisation and the neoliberal state in Latin America / Nikki Craske -- 8. The gendered politics of land reform: three comparative studies / Susie Jacobs -- 9. Gender politics and the state during Russia's transition period / Valerie Sperling -- 10. Gender, civil society and the state in China / Jude Howell -- 11. Gender and power : women engage the state / Vicky Randall.
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Over the last two decades our understanding of the relationship of gender, politics and the state has been transformed almost beyond recognition by the mutual interrogation of feminism and political science. This volume provides an overview of this dynamic and growing field, which reflects both its expanding empirical scope and the accompanying theoretical development and debate.
The first three essays focus primarily on conceptual and theoretical issues: the meaning of 'gender'; the state's role in the construction of gender within the public and private sphere; and the political representation of gender differences within liberal democracy. The remaining six provide analyses of more concrete issues of state policy and participation in differeing national political contexts: abortion politics in Ireland; the local politics of prostitution in Britain, the impact on women's political participation of economic change in China, Latin America and political change in Russia, and the gender impact of state programmes of land reform.