Bibliographic Details

The gender of constitutional jurisprudence / edited by Beverley Baines, Ruth Rubio-Martin.

Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 342 pages)
Language English
Subject Women's rights.
Constitutional law.
LAW -- Gender & the Law.
Constitutional law.
Women's rights.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Baines, Beverley, 1941-
Rubio-Marín, Ruth.
ISBN 051123158X
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary To explain how constitutions shape and are shaped by women's lives, the contributors to this volume examine constitutional cases pertaining to women in twelve countries. Analyzing jurisprudence about reproductive, sexual, familial, socio-economic, and democratic rights, they focus constructively on women's claims to equality, asking who makes these claims, what constitutional rights inform them, how they have evolved, what arguments work in defending them, and how they relate to other national issues. Their findings reveal significant similarities in outcomes and in reasoning about women's constitutional rights in these twelve countries, challenging the tradition of distinguishing constitutional jurisprudence depending on whether the country has a written or unwritten constitution, subscribes to civil or common law, is a federal or unitary state, limits constitutional adjudication to the public domain, accords international norms binding or subject to incorporation force, or relies on a specialized or general court to adjudicate constitutional matters.
Other form Print version: Gender of constitutional jurisprudence. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 0521823366 052153027X
Table of Contents:
  • Toward a feminist constitutional agenda /
  • Beverly Baines, Ruth Rubio-Marin
  • Speaking into a silence : embedded constitutionalism, the Australian Constitution, and the rights of women /
  • Isabel Karpin, Karen O'Connell
  • Using the Canadian charter of rights and freedoms to constitute women /
  • Beverly Baines
  • Emancipatory equality : gender jurisprudence under the Colombian Constitution /
  • Martha I. Morgan
  • Gender equality and international human rights in Costa Rican constitutional jurisprudence /
  • Alda Facio, Rodrigo Jiménez Sandova, Martha I. Morgan
  • Constituting women : the French ways /
  • Eric Millard
  • Gender in the German Constitution /
  • Blanca Rodríguez Ruiz, Ute Sacksofsky
  • India, sex equality, and constitutional law /
  • Martha C. Nussbaum
  • Constitutional transformation, gender equality, and religious/national conflict in Israel : tentative progress through the obstacle course /
  • Ran Hirschl, Ayelet Shachar
  • No nation can be free when one half of it is enslaved : constitutional equality for women in South Africa /
  • Saras Jagwanth, Christina Murray
  • Engendering the constitution : the Spanish experience /
  • Ruth Rubio-Marin
  • Gender equality from a constitutional perspective : the case of Turkey /
  • Hilal Elver
  • Gender and the United States Constitution : equal protection, privacy, and federalism /
  • Reva B. Siegel.