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  • Leaving Women Behindby Kimberley A. Strassel; Celeste Colgan; John C. Goodman; Se n. Kay Bailey Hutchison

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 18.95

    Paternalistic federal laws and regulations thwart initiatives to grant women the same economic liberties as men. Why have federal institutions overseeing employment, employee benefits, childcare, taxation, health care, education, retirement, and social security adopted such a warped and antiquated perspective of traditional family life? And what can... more...

  • Violence Against Women in Legally Plural settingsby Anna Barrera

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This book addresses a growing area of concern for scholars and development practitioners: discriminatory gender norms in legally plural settings. Focusing specifically on indigenous women, this book analyses how they, often in alliance with supporters and allies, have sought to improve their access to justice. Development practitioners working in... more...

  • Gender and the Open Method of Coordinationby Samantha Velluti; Fiona Beveridge

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Containing contributions by some of the best known researchers in the field, this volume considers the intersection between the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), a relatively new mode of policy-making, and gender equality, a long-standing area of EU policy. It draws on a range of disciplinary perspectives to examine the effectiveness of the OMC as... more...

  • Blaming Mothersby Linda C. Fentiman

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 55.00

    A gripping explanation of the biases that lead to the blaming of pregnant women and mothers.   Are mothers truly a danger to their children’s health? In 2004, a mentally disabled young woman in Utah was charged by prosecutors with murder after she declined to have a Caesarian section and subsequently delivered a stillborn child.  In 2010, a pregnant... more...

  • Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputesby Samia Bano

    Brandeis University Press 2017; US$ 39.99

    How mediation and religious dispute-resolution mechanisms operate within diverse communities more...

  • The Balance Gapby Sarah Cote Hampson

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 22.95

    In recent decades, laws and workplace policies have emerged that seek to address the "balance" between work and family. Millions of women in the U.S. take some time off when they give birth or adopt a child, making use of "family-friendly" laws and policies in order to spend time recuperating and to initiate a bond with their children. The Balance... more...

  • The Status of Women under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislationby Jamal J. Nasir

    BRILL 2009; US$ 148.00

    This book is believed to be the first of its kind written by a renowned Muslim lawyer in the English language, and by an Arab author who is probably the leading authority writing in English in the subject of Islamic law (the Sharia), and modern Islamic legislation. There has long been a need for an objective study such as this dealing with the legal... more...

  • Sex Traffickingby Tsachi Keren-Paz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Sex Trafficking: A Private Law Response examines existing and potential causes of action against sex traffickers, clients and the state and argues for fair and effective private law remedies. Combining a theoretical inquiry about the borders of liability in torts and restitution with a political commitment to protecting the interests of victims... more...

  • Gender Politics in Transitional Justiceby Catherine O'Rourke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    What role do transitional justice processes play in determining the gender outcomes of transitions from conflict and authoritarianism? What is the impact of transitional justice processes on the human rights of women in states emerging from political violence? Gender Politics in Transitional Justice argues that human rights outcomes for women are... more...

  • The Sexual Constitution of Political Authorityby Aleardo Zanghellini

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    While there is no shortage of studies addressing the state’s regulation of the sexual, research into the ways in which the sexual governs the state and its attributes is still in its infancy. The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority argues that there are good reasons to suppose that our understandings of state power quiver with erotic undercurrents.... more...