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Women as constitution-makers : case studies from the new democratic era / edited by Ruth Rubio-Marín, Helen Irving.

Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
©2019
Description xii, 383 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
Language English
Subject Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.
Constitutional law.
Women's rights.
Constitutions.
Constitutional law.
Constitutions.
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.
Women's rights.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11874263
Other authors / contributors Rubio-Marín, Ruth, editor.
Irving, Helen, editor.
ISBN 9781108492775
1108492770
9781108734530
1108734537
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "That a constitution should express the will of 'the people' is a long-standing principle, but the identity of 'the people' has historically been narrow. Women, in particular, were not included. A shift, however, has recently occurred. Women's participation in constitution-making is now recognised as a democratic right. Women's demands to have their voices heard in both the processes of constitution-making and the text of their country's constitution, are gaining recognition. Campaigning for inclusion in their country's constitution-making, women have adopted innovative strategies to express their constitutional aspirations. This collection offers, for the first time, comprehensive case-studies of women's campaigns for constitutional equality in nine different countries that have undergone constitutional transformations in the 'participatory era.' Against a richly-contextualised historical and political background, each charts the actions and strategies of women participants, both formal and informal, and records their successes, failures and continuing hopes for constitutional equality"--

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