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New Book on "Gender Justice, Development, and Rights"

7 Oct 2002

Edited by Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, and Shahra Razavi, Research Co-ordinator at UNRISD.

This important new 400-p. study engages with some of the most pressing and contested of contemporary issues - neoliberal policies, democracy and multiculturalism - analyzing them from a gender perspective. It examines political and policy processes, the way in which liberal rights and ideas of democracy and justice have been absorbed into the political agendas of women's movements.


Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi: Introduction

Part I: Rethinking Liberal Rights and Universalism
Martha Nussbaum: Women's Capabilities and Social Justice
Diane Elson: Gender Justice, Human Rights and Neoliberal Economic Policies
Anne Philips: Multiculturalism, Universalism and the Claims of Democracy

Part II: Social Sector Restructuring and Social Rights
Jacqueline Heinen and Stéphane Portet: Political and Social Citizenship: An Examination of the Case of Poland
Verónica Schild: Engendering The New Social Citizenship in Chile: NGOs and Social Provisioning under Neoliberalism
Ramya Subrahmanian: Engendering Education: Prospects for a Rights-Based Approach to Female Education Deprivation in India

Part III: Democratisation and the Politics of Gender
Parvin Paidar: Encounters between Feminism, Democracy and Reformism in Contemporary Iran
Cecilia Blondet: The 'Devil's Deal': Women's Political Participation and Authoritarianism in Peru
Anne Marie Goetz and Shireen Hassim: In and Against the Party: Women's Representation and Constituency-Building in Uganda and South Africa

Part IV: Multiculturalisms in Practice
Maznah Mohamad: The Politics of Gender, Ethnicity and Democratization in Malaysia: Shifting Interests and Identities
R. Aída Hernández: National Law and Indigenous Customary Law: The Struggle for Justice of Indigenous Women in Chiapas, Mexico
Aili Mari Tripp: The Politics of Women's Rights and Cultural Diversity in Uganda


Gender Justice, Development, and Rights can be ordered directly from Oxford University Press.

Price: GBP 18.99 (Paperback) ISBN 0-19-925645-4; and GBP 50.00 (Hardback) ISBN 0-19-925644-6

Pages: 400

Series: Oxford Series on Democratization