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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Gendering Government

Feminist Engagement with the State in Australia and Canada

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Gendering Government

Feminist Engagement with the State in Australia and Canada

Feminists, like other political actors, cannot avoid the state. Whether they want equal pay, anti-domestic violence laws, refugee or childcare centres, they must engage with state institutions. What determines the nature and extent of this involvement? Why are some feminists more willing to engage with some institutions, while others are not? Gendering Government seeks to answer these questions through a comparison of feminist engagement with political institutions in Australia and Canada.

224 pages


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Acronyms

1 Gender and Political Institutions in Australia and Canada

2 Feminists in Australia and Canada: Identities, Ideas, Strategies, and Structures

3 The Feminist Electoral Project: Working against the Grain

4 The Femocrat Strategy: Challenging Bureaucratic Norms and Structures

5 Feminists and the Constitutional and Legal Realms: Creating New Spaces

6 Feminists and Federalism: Playing the Multilevel Game

7 Feminists and Institutions: A Two-Way Street

References

Index

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