Exploiting the Limits of Law

Author: Åsa Gunnarsson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317137647
Format: PDF, ePub
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Moving beyond the question of whether an area of scholarly investigation can truly be characterized as 'legal', Exploiting the Limits of Law combats the often unhelpful constraints of law's subject-matter and formal processes. Through a process of reflection on the limits of law and repeated efforts to redraw them, this book challenges the general sense of pessimism among feminists and others about the usefulness of law as an instrument of change. The work combines theoretical analysis of the law's boundaries with investigation of the practical settings for changing legal and policy environments. Both the empirical focus of this volume, and its underlying theoretical concern with the limits of the law and its gender implications, render it of interest to legal scholars throughout the world, whether of EU law, feminism, social policy or philosophy.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Feminist Legal Theory

Author: Vanessa E. Munro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317043421
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As a distinct scholarly contribution to law, feminist legal theory is now well over three decades old. Those three decades have seen consolidation and renewal of its central concerns as well as remarkable growth, dynamism and change. This Companion celebrates the strength of feminist legal thought, which is manifested in this dynamic combination of stability and change, as well as in the diversity of perspectives and methodologies, and the extensive range of subject-matters, which are now included within its ambit. Bringing together contributors from across a range of jurisdictions and legal traditions, the book provides a concise but critical review of existing theory in relation to the core issues or concepts that have animated, and continue to animate, feminism. It provides an authoritative and scholarly review of contemporary feminist legal thought, and seeks to contribute to the ongoing development of some of its new approaches, perspectives, and subject-matters. The Companion is divided into three parts, dealing with 'Theory', 'Concepts' and 'Issues'. The first part addresses theoretical questions which are of significance to law, but which also connect to feminist theory at the broadest and most interdisciplinary level. The second part also draws on general feminist theory, but with a more specific focus on debates about equality and difference, race, culture, religion, and sexuality. The 'Issues' section considers in detail more specific areas of substantive legal controversy.

Responsible Selves

Author: Kevät Nousiainen
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780754621607
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the Nordic countries women are considered equal to men. Advanced social and economic rights are often given as the explanation for the equality. In this volume, Nordic feminist legal scholars give a more contradictory image of gender equality. The gendered construction of the legal subject and the legal understanding of gender have a two-pronged potential, both to change and to reproduce gender relations. Nordic women have been considered responsible for upholding the gendered social system - as "responsible selves" rather than as individuals engaged in rights discourse. The authors claim, with examples, that the belief in equality has made certain discriminative practices difficult to recognize and conceptualize. Also a transformation of the social welfare system puts the collective equality policies to the test.

Mobile People Mobile Law

Author: Franz von Benda-Beckmann
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754623861
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mobile people, mobile law: an introduction, Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann and Anne Griffiths; Transborder citizenship: an outcome of legal pluralism within transnational social fields, Nina Glick Schiller; Transnational migration and the re-framing of normative values, Monique Nuijten; 'Global fire': repatriation and reparations from a Rastafari (re)migrants perspective, Werner Zips; McTradition in the new South Africa: commodified custom and rights talk with the Bafokeng and the Bapedi, Barbara Oomen; Democracy in flux: time, mobility and sedentarization of law in Minangkabau, Indonesia, Franz von Benda-Beckmann and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann; Mobile law and globalism: epistemic communities versus community-based innovation in the fisheries sector, Melanie G. Wiber; Contesting decentralization: transitional policy narratives and the emergence of volatile socio-legal configurations in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, John F. McCarthy; Negotiating water rights in the context of a new political and legal landscape in Zimbabwe, Anne Hellum and Bill Derman; The Americanization of international law, Laura Nader; Human rights and global legal pluralism: reciprocity and disjuncture, Sally E. Merry; Project law - normative orders of bilateral development cooperation and social change: a case study from the German Agency for technical co-operation, Markus Weilenmann; School and religious difference: current negotiations within the Swiss immigrant society - viewed in a comparative perspective, Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka; Localizing the global: rights of participation in the Scottish Chlidren's Hearings System, Anne Griffiths and Randy F. Kandel; Mobility versus law, mobility in the law? Judges in Europe are confronted with the thorny question 'which law applies to litigants of migrant origin?', Marie-Claire Foblets; Index.

Feminist and Queer Legal Theory

Author: Mr Adam P Romero
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409496864
Format: PDF, Docs
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This groundbreaking collection brings together leading contemporary legal theory scholars creating an interdisciplinary dialogue which explores, at times contentiously, convergences and departures among a variety of feminist and queer political projects. The richness and vitality of feminist and queer theories, as well as their relevance to matters central to the law and politics of our time, are on full display in this volume.