Bibliographic Details

Feminist constitutionalism : global perspectives / edited by Beverley Baines, Daphne Barak-Erez, Tsvi Kahana ; foreword by Catharine A. MacKinnon.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description 1 online resource.
Language English
Subject Women's rights.
Constitutional law.
Feminist jurisprudence.
Constitutional law.
Feminist jurisprudence.
Women's rights.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Baines, Beverley, 1941-
Barak-Erez, Daphne.
Kahana, Tsvi, 1967-
ISBN 0511980442 (electronic bk.)
9780511980442 (electronic bk.)
9780521761574 (hardback)
0521761573 (hardback)
9780521137799 (paperback)
0521137799 (paperback)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other form Original 9780521761574 0521761573 9780521137799 0521137799
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Feminism as a Challenge to Constitutional Theory
  • 1. Rethinking constitutionalism through the lens of the gendered division of household labour
  • 2. Feminist fundamentalism and the constitutionalization of marriage
  • 3. Abortion, dignity, and a capabilities approach
  • Part II. Feminism and Judging
  • 4. Her-meneutics: feminism and interpretation
  • 5. Intuition and feminist constitutionalism
  • 6. Women judges, 'maiden speeches', and the high court of Australia
  • 7. Will 'watertight compartments' sink women's charter rights? The need for a new theoretical approach to women's multiple rights claims under the Canadian Charter of Rights
  • 8. Constitutional adjudication and substantive gender equality in Hong Kong
  • Part III. Feminism, Democracy and Political Participation
  • 9. The gendered state and women's political leadership: explaining the American puzzle
  • 10. On parity, independence, and women's democracy
  • 11. Women's involvement in international constitution-making
  • 12. Between constitutional jurisdiction and women's rights organizations: women, war, and the space of justice in Colombia
  • 13. The promise of democratic constitutionalism: women, constitutional dialogue, and the Internet
  • Part IV. The Constitutionalism of Reproductive Rights
  • 14. Pregnancy, equality, and U.S. constitutional law
  • 15. Federal spending and compulsory maternity
  • 16. Challenges for contemporary reproductive rights advocacy: the South African example
  • Part V. Women's Rights, Multiculturalism, and Diversity
  • 17. Constitutional rights of women under customary law in Southern Africa: dominant interventions and 'old pathways'
  • 18. Minority women: a struggle for equal protection against domestic violence
  • 19. Watch GRACE grow: African customary law and constitutional law in the equality garden
  • 20. Critical multiculturalism
  • 21. Democratic theory, feminist theory, and constitutionalism: the challenge of multiculturalism
  • Part VI. Women between Secularism and Religion
  • 22. Secular constitutionalism and Muslim women's rights: the Turkish headscarf controversy and its impact on the European Court of Human Rights
  • 23. On God, promises, and money: Islamic divorce at the crossroads of gender and the law
  • 24. Polygamy and feminist constitutionalism