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Has Liberalism Failed Women?

Assuring Equal Representation in Europe and the United States

Editors: Klausen, J., Maier, C. (Eds.)

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This book comes out of a conference in April of 1999 at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University on the topic of 'Gender Parity and the Liberal Tradition: Proposals and Debates in Europe and the United States.' It is a collection of short essays that attempt to capture the theoretical arguments and policy changes presented at the conference. The essays are divided into three sections, each of which approaches from a different angle the central question of whether liberalism has failed women. The first section aims to frame the discussion by outlining the theoretical arguments for the amendments or revisions implied by the proponents of the Parity Movement in Europe and for the concerns raised by critics. The second describes recent changes in party rules, European legal framework, and national constitutions, as well as the gains made by women in response to rule change. The third section provides American perspectives on the lessons that parity advocates might draw from affirmative action policies and speculations about how parity rules would work in the American context. The essays are drawn from top European and American scholars.

About the authors

JYTTE KLAUSEN is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at Brandeis University and author of War and Welfare: Europe and the United States, 1945 to the Present (SMP 1998).

CHARLES S. MAIER is The Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: New Perspectives on the Use of Parity Mandates and Quotas to Guarantee Equality between Men and Women

    Maier, Charles S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • The Descriptive Political Representation of Gender: An Anti-Essentialist Argument

    Mansbridge, Jane

    Pages 19-38

  • The Politics of Parity: Can Legal Intervention Neutralize the Gender Divide?

    Offe, Claus

    Pages 39-54

  • The French Parity Movement

    Gaspard, Françoise

    Pages 55-66

  • Constitutionalizing Equal Access: High Hopes, Dashed Hopes?

    Giraud, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 69-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Has Liberalism Failed Women?
Book Subtitle
Assuring Equal Representation in Europe and the United States
Editors
  • J. Klausen
  • C. Maier
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jytte Klausen and Charles S. Maier
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10750-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230107502
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-94680-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42641-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 243
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