Constituting Equality Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law (edited by Susan H. Williams)

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Constituting Equality Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law (edited by Susan H. Williams)

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Constituting Equality addresses the question, how would you write a constitution if you really cared about gender equality? The book takes a design-oriented approach to the broad range of issues that arise in constitutional drafting concerning gender equality. Each section of the book examines a particular set of constitutional issues or doctrines across a range of different countries to explore what works, where, and why. Topics include: governmental structure (particularly electoral gender quotas); rights provisions; constitutional recognition of cultural or religious practices that discriminate against women; domestic incorporation of international law; and the role of women in the process of constitution making. Interdisciplinary in orientation and global in scope, the book provides a menu for constitutional designers and others interested in how the fundamental legal order might more effectively promote gender equality.

• Design-oriented - addressed to the question of how to draft or revise a constitution to promote gender equality • Interdisciplinary - includes chapters by political scientists and public activists as well as law professors • Global - includes contributors from every continent except Antarctica

Chapter 11, authored by Professor Ochoa is titled "Guatemalan Transnational Feminists: How Their Search for Constitutional Equality Interplays with International Law."

ISBN

9780521898362 (hb.), 9781107403178 (pb.), 9780511590719 (ebook)

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Sex discrimination against women-Law and legislation, Women's rights, Constitutional law.

Disciplines

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Constitutional Law | Law | Law and Gender

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Full bibliographic details available here.

Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, K 3243 .C66 2009

Constituting Equality Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law (edited by Susan H. Williams)

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