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Gender and justice in multicultural liberal states

Author: Monique Deveaux
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a persuasive new argument for reconciling the tensions that arise when liberal democratic states try to protect two important kinds of equality: sexual equality and cultural equality.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monique Deveaux
ISBN: 9780199289790 0199289794 9780199559244 0199559244
OCLC Number: 476924862
Awards: Winner of Winner of the CB Macpherson Prize for the Best Book in the field of Political Theory.
Description: vii, 265 s
Contents: Introduction --
Liberal approaches to conflicts of culture --
Women's rights as human rights --
Democratic deliberation : empowering cultural communities --
Native rights and gender justice : the case of Canada --
Personal autonomy and cultural tradition : the arranged marriage debate in Britain --
Gender and cultural justice in South Africa --
Conclusion: Legitimizing democracy and democratizing legitimacy
Responsibility: Monique Deveaux

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