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  • Safe Abortionby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 27.00

    In June 1999, a United Nations General Assembly Special Session reviewed and appraised progress toward implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, 1994. At this Special Session, the Governments of the world again recognised unsafe abortion as a major public health concern,... more...

  • Gender and the Constitutionby Helen Irving

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This book considers the challenges of constitution-making when gender equity and agency are goals. more...

  • Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Lawby Judith E. Tucker

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    An exploration of Islamic law from the perspective of women and gender, first published in 2008. more...

  • Zealous Reformers, Deadly Lawsby Madhu Purnima Kishwar

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 34.95

    Authored by a pioneer of the contemporary women`s rights movement in India, this. book combines insights gathered from a deep engagement with the lives and coping. strategies of ordinary women. With first hand knowledge of the workings of legislation. and the law enforcement machinery in India, the author analyses why laws enacted. for the ostensible... more...

  • Exploiting the Limits of Lawby Åsa Gunnarsson; Eva-Maria Svensson; Margaret Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    This book represents a challenge to both Swedish dogmatism and feminist pessimism and, more generally, to the concept of the limits of law: it includes essays which consider the issue of law's limits in a purely theoretical way, as well as essays which investigate the changing legal and policy environments in a more practical setting. more...

  • The Classic Social Contractariansby Janice Richardson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Analysing the social contract theorists through the lens of contemporary feminist philosophy, this work focuses on the relationship between the 'self' and the law and examines how social contractarians have viewed this relationship. more...

  • Feminist and Queer Legal Theoryby Martha Albertson Fineman; Jack E. Jackson; Adam P. Romero

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 69.95

    This book brings together voices in feminist and queer theory to create an interdisciplinary dialogue that will define the terms of the debates between and within these theoretical frameworks for the next decade. Covering interrelated issues such as gender, identity, intimacy, and privacy, the authors engage in a rigorous, sometimes contentious, exploration... more...

  • Ask No Questionsby Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 144.95

    Ask No Questions provides an analysis of the issues relating to inequality at national and international levels for those suffering discrimination as a result of their sexual orientation. The work examines the primary role of legislation and its effect on court process, looking at the impact of NAFTA and the EU in an historical and compelling analysis... more...

  • The Beauty Biasby Deborah L. Rhode

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 16.99

    "It hurts to be beautiful" has been a cliche for centuries. What has been far less appreciated is how much it hurts not to be beautiful. The Beauty Bias explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands. Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much... more...

  • Sex Discrimination and Law Firm Culture on the Internetby Amanda K. Baumle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Despite the availability of some formal legal remedies, women attorneys rarely sue their employers, and often do not challenge discriminatory behavior. This book explores this seemingly contradictory situation, where lawyers fail to employ the legal system on their own behalf. By exploring attorneys' use of legal discourse in an Internet community,... more...