Bibliographic Details

Constituting equality : gender equality and comparative constitutional law / edited by Susan H. Williams.

Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Description xv, 362 p. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.
Women's rights.
Constitutional law.
Constitutional law.
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.
Women's rights.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Williams, Susan Hoffman, 1960-
ISBN 9780521898362 (hardback)
0521898366 (hardback)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2009. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: comparative constitutional law, gender equality, and constitutional design
  • Part I. Structure
  • 1. Gender quotas in politics - a constitutional challenge
  • 2. The use of quotas to promote women's rights in post-conflict societies: the case of Iraq
  • 3. Equality, representation, and challenge to hierarchy: justifying electoral quotas for women
  • Part II. Rights
  • 4. More than rights
  • 5. How viable is the German compromise on abortion?
  • 6. Women as moral authorities in American and British abortion law
  • Part III. Cultural/Religious Rights and Gender Equality
  • 7. 'One law for all': Sharia arbitrations and gender theory
  • 8. Adjudicating Mahr transnationally: women and Islam in western states
  • 9. Conflicting agendas: women's rights and customary law in Africa today
  • 10. Customary law, statutory law, and gender equality in Liberia
  • Part IV. Constitutional Incorporation of International Law
  • 11. Constitutional incorporation of international and comparative human rights laws: the Colombian constitutional court decision c-355/2006
  • 12. Cosmopolitan activity and the implementation of gender equality frameworks
  • Part V. Women in the Process of Constitution Making
  • 13. Women in the constitution drafting process in Burma
  • 14. Founding mothers for a Palestinian constitution?
  • Conclusion: gender equality and the idea of a constitution: entrenchment, jurisdiction, and interpretation