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Gendering the State in the Age of Globalization: Women's Movements and State Feminism in Postindustrial Democracies (Hardback)
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Gendering the State in the Age of Globalization: Women's Movements and State Feminism in Postindustrial Democracies (Hardback)

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Hardback 402 Pages / Published: 26/04/2007
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Gendering the State is a ground-breaking collection of studies that examines the efforts of women in countries all over the world to frame public policy debates on nationally critical issues in gendered terms. The overall study is grouped into three distinct patterns of state change: state downsizing-particularly in social policy areas (Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, the United States, and Spain); expansion of state activities into previously less-regulated areas (Austria, France, Germany, and Sweden); and transformation-often constitutionally based-of representative structures (Australia, Belgium, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom). Examination of these patterns reveals the impact of the changes in state structures and national priorities on the effectiveness and ability of women's movement actors in achieving their goals.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742540163
Number of pages: 402
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 33 mm


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A major contribution to our understanding of the impact of the women's movement on state policy in the period since the 1990s and, in particular, on how we can systematically examine this question. Gendering the State in the Age of Globalization compares the impact of women's policy agencies and the women's movement on current major state policies in fourteen countries. Individual country chapters provide genuinely comparable data (something of enormous value but not always achieved in collections) and, from this, the editors rigorously test their hypotheses in a rich concluding chapter. A book to read and to keep. -- Caroline Andrew, University of Ottawa
This volume is welcome because it analyzes the relationship between women's movements and public policy debates across a range of countries, sometimes in surprising ways. Some of these issues have not been examined previously in an empirical, gender-sensitive analysis. -- Donley T. Studlar, West Virginia University

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