Gender Equality in Law

Author: Barbara Havelková
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781509905850
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Law

"Since the fall of the Berlin wall there has been a surprising dearth of high quality of scholarship on legal culture in the communist successor states of East Central Europe. In this excellent book Barbara Havelkova engages with the reversal of many of the advances the socialist period made in gender relations, examining the historical roots of the current failure of Czech law to engage with the discriminatory practices that have negatively affected the lives of women. She does this by a forensic excavation of law, discourses and practices of the socialist era revealing the patriarchal assumptions underpinning them that became deeply embedded in Czech legal culture, and that have been carried forward to the present day. The book is a compelling read. It provides answers to many of the questions that have perplexed feminists about the post-soviet transition and at the same time speaks more generally to the debates surrounding the troubling rightward shift in the politics of the communist successor states of Europe." Professor Judith Pallot, President of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies "In Gender Equality in Law: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism, Barbara Havelková offers a sober and sophisticated socio-legal account of gender equality law in Czechia. Tracing gender equality norms from their origins under state socialism, Havelková shows how the dominant understanding of the differences between women and men as natural and innate combined with a post-socialist understanding of rights as freedom to shape the views of key Czech legal actors and to thwart the transformative potential of EU sex discrimination law. Havelková's compelling feminist legal genealogy of gender equality in Czechia illuminates the path dependency of gender norms and the antipathy to substantive gender equality that is common among the formerly state-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Her deft analysis of the relationship between gender and legal norms is especially relevant today as the legitimacy of gender equality laws is increasingly precarious." Professor Judy Fudge, Kent Law School Gender equality law in Czechia, as in other parts of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe, is facing serious challenges. When obliged to adopt, interpret and apply anti-discrimination law as a condition of membership of the EU, Czech legislators and judges have repeatedly expressed hostility and demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of key ideas underpinning it. This important new study explores this scepticism to gender equality law, examining it with reference to legal and socio-legal developments that started in the state-socialist past and that remain relevant today. The book examines legal developments in gender-relevant areas, most importantly in equality and anti-discrimination law. But it goes further, shedding light on the underlying understandings of key concepts such as women, gender, equality, discrimination and rights. In so doing, it shows the fundamental intellectual and conceptual difficulties faced by gender equality law in Czechia. These include an essentialist understanding of differences between men and women, a notion that equality and anti-discrimination law is incompatible with freedom, and a perception that existing laws are objective and neutral, while any new gender-progressive regulation of social relations is an unacceptable interference with the 'natural social order'. Timely and provocative, this book will be required reading for all scholars of equality and gender and the law.

Frauen und Macht

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104909196
Release Date: 2018-03-08
Genre: Social Science

Das entscheidende Buch zur großen aktuellen Debatte Feminismus, Gleichberechtigung und #MeToo: Ein leidenschaftlicher Aufruf an Frauen, sich jetzt die Macht zu nehmen. Das Buch, das weltweit Furore macht! Spiegel-Bestseller und Nr. 1-Bestseller in Großbritannien. Mary Beard ist eine der führenden Intellektuellen weltweit. Die Historikerin hat zahlreiche Bestseller geschrieben. Immer wieder mischt sie sich leidenschaftlich, streitbar und humorvoll in aktuelle Debatten ein. Frauenfeindlichkeit und Sexismus sind Themen, die sie seit langem begleiten – auch persönlich – und die sie nicht müde wird anzuprangern. »Ein kraftvolles Manifest.« New York Times »Ein moderner feministischer Klassiker.« The Observer »Mary Beard zeigt, wie Frauenfeindlichkeit funktioniert und warum sie sich so hartnäckig hält.« The Guardian »Ein unwiderstehlicher Aufruf an Frauen, sich zu Wort zu melden, Macht zu nutzen und neu zu definieren.« People Magazine

Law and Gender Inequality

Author: Flavia
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028473192
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Law

This book provides an invaluable analysis of the current trends of the debate on Uniform Civil Code located within a highly charged and communally vitiated political scenario. It goes on to expose the communal undertones of some recent well published judicial pronouncements.

A Critical Analysis of the Efficacy of Law as a Tool to Achieve Gender Equality

Author: Natalie Renée Persadie
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761858096
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

In this book, Natalie Persadie explains that, among developing countries, the achievement of legal advances for women—at either the international or national levels—is particularly difficult where practical measures are not subsequently implemented. She examines the need for financial and human resources to make such legal measures effective.

Die H rigkeit der Frau

Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788027205721
Release Date: 2017-08-07
Genre: Social Science

Diese Ausgabe von "Die Hörigkeit der Frau" wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) war ein englischer Philosoph und Ökonom und einer der einflussreichsten liberalen Denker des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er war Anhänger des Utilitarismus, der von Jeremy Bentham, dem Lehrer und Freund seines Vaters James Mill, entwickelt wurde. Aus dem Buch: "Bei allen zarteren Verrichtungen der Natur - von welchen die der belebten Schöpfung die zartesten und von diesen wieder die des Nervensystems die allerzartesten sind - hängen die Verschiedenheiten der Wirkung ebensowohl von der Verschiedenheit der betreffenden Organe nach ihrer Qualität wie nach ihrer Quantität ab, und wenn die Qualität eines Instrumentes nach der Feinheit und Sauberkeit des Werkes, das es verrichten kann, zu beurteilen ist, so weist dieser Schluß auf eine durchschnittlich feinere Qualität des Gehirnes und Nervensystems der Frauen als der Männer hin. Sieht man indes von allen abstrakten Unterschieden der Qualität ab, die zu belegen immer eine schwierige Sache bleibt, so weiß man doch, daß die Wirksamkeit eines Organes nicht allein von seinem Umfange, sondern von seiner Tätigkeit abhängt, und von dieser haben wir ein annäherndes Maß in der Kraft, mit welcher das Blut durch dasselbe zirkuliert, da sowohl der Stimulus wie die ersetzende Kraft hauptsächlich von dieser Zirkulation abhängt."

Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law

Author: Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781848859227
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: History

Islamic family law has an immediate and direct impact on the lives of Muslim men, women and children, whose personal status continues to be defined by understandings of Islamic law codified and adapted by modern nation-states. This book examines how male authority is sustained through law and court practice, the consequences for women and the family, and the demands made by Muslim women's groups. Examining the construction of male guardianship (qiwama, wilaya) in the Islamic tradition, it also seeks to create an argument for women's full equality before the law. Bringing together renowned Muslim scholars and experts, anthropologists who have carried out fieldwork in family courts, and human rights and women's rights activists from different parts of the Muslim world, from Morocco to Egypt and Iran, this book develops a framework for rethinking Islamic Law and its traditions in ways that reflect contemporary realities and understandings of justice and gender rights.

Constituting Equality

Author: Susan H. Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521898362
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Law

The book takes a design-oriented approach to the broad range of issues that arise in constitutional drafting concerning gender equality.

Elusive Equality

Author: Susan Gluck Mezey
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 158826176X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

All men may be created equal in the United States - but more than 30 years after Congress proposed the Equal Rights Amendment, can the same be said for women? Elusive Equality offers a clear understanding of how government institutions - the executive branch, Congress, and state legislatures, as well as the federal courts - affect the legal status of women. Surveying the judicial and public policy issues central to the identification - and protection - of women's rights, Susan Mezey traces the developing legal parameters of gender equality. From early court rulings that prohibited employment discrimination and sexual harassment through today's decisions on reproductive rights and same-sex relationships, Mezey analyzes the broader political context within which critical judicial decisions have been made.

Gender Equality

Author: Linda C. McClain
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521766470
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Law

Examines the persisting inequality between formal commitments to gender equality and equal citizenship.

The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence

Author: Beverley Baines
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052153027X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

To explain how constitutions shape and are shaped by women's lives, the contributors to this volume examine constitutional cases pertaining to women in twelve countries. Analyzing jurisprudence about reproductive, sexual, familial, socio-economic, and democratic rights, they focus constructively on women's claims to equality, asking who makes these claims, what constitutional rights inform them, how they have evolved, what arguments work in defending them, and how they relate to other national issues. Their findings reveal significant similarities in outcomes and in reasoning about women's constitutional rights in these twelve countries, challenging the tradition of distinguishing constitutional jurisprudence depending on whether the country has a written or unwritten constitution, subscribes to civil or common law, is a federal or unitary state, limits constitutional adjudication to the public domain, accords international norms binding or subject to incorporation force, or relies on a specialized or general court to adjudicate constitutional matters.