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Gender and the politics of rights and democracy in Latin America

Author: Nikki Craske; Maxine Molyneux
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave, 2002.
Series: Women's studies at York series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The country-based chapters analyse specific bodies of rights: rights and representation, domestic violence, labour rights, reproductive rights, legal advocacy, socio-economic rights, rights and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Craske; Maxine Molyneux
ISBN: 033394948X 9780333949481
OCLC Number: 47690011
Notes: "This edited volume emerged out of a conference organized by the editors ... held at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of London"--Acknowledgements.
Description: xv, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The local, the regional and the global : transforming the politics of rights / Maxine Molyneux and Nikki Craske --
Engendering the right to participate in decision-making : electoral quotas and women's leadership in Latin America / Mala N. Htun and Mark P. Jones --
Getting rights for those without representation : the success of conjunctural coalition-building in Venezuela / Elisabeth Jay Friedman --
Taking the law into their own hands : women, legal reform and legal literacy in Brazil / Fiona Macaulay --
In pursuit of the right to be free from violence : the women's movement and state accountability in Uruguay / Niki Johnson --
Constructing citizenship in the poblaciónes of Santiago, Chile : the role of reproductive and sexual rights / Ceri Willmott --
Indigenous women, rights and the nation-state in the Andes / Sarah A. Radcliffe --
Economic and social rights : exploring gender differences in a Central American context / Jasmine Gideon --
The struggle by Latin American feminisms for rights and autonomy / Virginia Vargas.
Series Title: Women's studies at York series.
Responsibility: edited by Nikki Craske and Maxine Molyneux.
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'This is a well-integrated set of case studies with a useful and informative introduction by the editors.' - Cathy A. Rakowski, Latin American Research Review

 
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