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Women and states : norms and hierarchies in international society

Author: Ann E Towns
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Momentous changes in the relation between women and the state have advanced women's status around the globe. Women were barred from public affairs a century ago, yet almost every state now recognizes equal voting rights and exhibits a national policy bureau for the advancement of women. Sex quotas for national legislatures are increasingly common. Ann Towns explains these changes by providing a novel account of how
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann E Towns
ISBN: 9780521768856 0521768853 9780521745918 0521745918
OCLC Number: 760460552
Description: x, 249 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Constructivism and world-wide changes in state policy --
A complex society of norms and social hierarchies --
Excluding women in the society of civilized states --
Women's suffrage and the standards of civilization --
National women's policy bureaus and the standards of development --
Legislature sex quotas and cultural rank.
Responsibility: Ann E. Towns.
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Momentous changes over the last century have advanced women's status around the globe. Women were barred from public affairs a century ago, yet equality is now pursued by most states. Ann Towns  Read more...

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