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Author Howell, Jude
Title Gender and Civil Society
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (276 pages)
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Series Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Ser
Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Ser
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents
Over the last two decades there has been considerable enthusiasm for the concept of civil society amongst researchers, practitioners and activists. Yet despite this enthusiasm for the concept, the gendered nature of civil society and the impact of feminist organizing on civil society has received minimal attention. This edited volume seeks to address this gap, and considers: * how the political environment and nature of the state shapes the way women organize, the issues they address, and their capacity to affect changes in state policies on gender * is the women's movement structurally different from other civil society organizations? * does the gender lens alter our vision of civil society? The chapters in this volume pursue two or more of these questions and cover a diversity of contexts, including the US, East and Central Europe, China, the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, Central America and Chile. This book not only draws together the concepts of gender and civil society, but also adopts an international perspective, highlighting the diverse trajectories of women organizing in different country contexts and the historical, cultural and political specificities of civil society
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Howell, Jude Gender and Civil Society Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415335744
Subject Women in public life.;Women in community organization.;Civil society.;Feminist theory
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Alt Author Mulligan, Diane
Mulligan, Diane
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