Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States
Brand: Routledge

Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States

  • Publish Date: 2006-01-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Heidi I. Hartmann

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Top feminist theorists and scholars examine the latest developments in gender politics and policy around the world

Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States discusses in depth how women and womens perspectives are changing politics and policy in both the United States and around the world. This compelling resource surveys a range of issues and methodologies to bring the most recent gender issues, politics, and policies into clear focus. Top feminist scholars and theorists from several disciplines explore the latest in gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting, citizenship, social capital, and the gender gap in various cultures and countries.

Gendering Politics and Policy provides case studies of different policy areas, techniques, and political practice as it highlights issues important for women and womens issues around the world. The books three main sections include detailed looks at politics and gender issues in the United States, policies of concern for women in Latin America and Europe, and womens agendas in the United Nations. This book is extremely useful as a teaching tool for students by surveying a wide range of vital issues and methodologies of gender development, women and politics, women and public policy, and women in international politics. The text is extensively referenced and includes several tables and figures to clearly present data and ideas.

Gendering Politics and Policy discusses:

  • the need for womens citizenshipa new form of gendered citizenship more inclusive of womens issues that strengthens democratic governability
  • gender politics in presidential electionsincluding the impact the attention to womens votes has had on public policies of administrations between elections
  • the relationships between womens status and social capital
  • attack campaigning of male candidates against women candidates
  • the gender implications of economic policy in the United Kingdom
  • the discretionary nature of funding for support of domestic violence laws in Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean region
  • womens increased leadership roles in German government
  • the need for gender mainstreaming in the German economy
  • child care as an international human right
  • the involvement of womens nongovernmental organizations at UN conferences

Gendering Politics and Policy is illuminating reading for educators, advanced undergraduate and graduate students in womens studies, political science, and public policy, as well as policy researchers and women leaders around the world.

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