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Gender and the constitution : equity and agency in comparative constitutional design

Author: Helen Irving
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: MyiLibrary.
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"This book considers what needs to be taken into account in writing a constitution when gender equity and agency are goals. It does so by examining principles of constitutionalism, constitutional jurisprudence, and history and applying a "gender audit" to existing constitutions. In addressing such issues, the book eschews a simple focus on equality rights and examines consitutional language, interpretation,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Irving
ISBN: 9780521881081 0521881080 9780521707459 0521707455
OCLC Number: 180577386
Description: viii, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Framework --
Constitutional language --
Federalism --
Citizenship --
Representation --
The constitutional court --
Equality rights --
Reproductive rights --
International and customary law --
Conclusions: amendment and compliance.
Series Title: MyiLibrary.
Responsibility: Helen Irving.
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