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Special Issue "Public Law - Engendering Equality"
A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X). This special issue belongs to the section "Law and Gender Issues".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2014) | Viewed by 18042
Special Issue Editor
Interests: international human rights law; comparative constitutional law; religion and human rights; gender issues; labor law; union organization and collective rights
Special Issue Information
This Special Issue on public law and gender will explore the way in which public law regulates the access of women to policymaking positions in the political, economic, and religious spheres. The examination of public law will be multifaceted, and will look into international human rights, constitutional law, statutory law, and judge-made law.
Political life includes, in its widest sense, all policymaking institutions. Such institutions include international and regional bodies, national parliaments, local government, civil service, and civil society organizations. Economic governance takes place in the national and transnational worlds of corporations, financial institutions, and trade; such governance is a crucial determinant of the quality of life in modern societies. Religious institutions may influence policy in the public space in a variety of ways, either as state-recognized institutions that have autonomy in certain communities or as private institutions that exercise lobbying power in political or economic governance.
The contributors will address the ways in which public law is directly or indirectly discriminatory on the grounds of sex, marital status, parenthood, and sexual identity. They will explore the ways in which this discrimination obstructs equality of participation in public policy. They will discuss the role of public law in eliminating such discrimination and in requiring positive action to promote participation. Such actions may entail quota systems, reporting requirements or tax incentives. They will also examine facilitative measures that level the playing field for participation by persons with child care responsibilities.
Professor Frances Raday
Manuscript Submission Information
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