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Gender and Social Justice in Wales

In 1999 Wales held the inaugural elections for the National Assembly for Wales, and nearly forty percent of those elected were women. Within four years, this proportion had increased to fifty percent, making the National Assembly for Wales the first legislative body in history to be equal parts men and women. 

With Gender and Social Justice in Wales, editors Nickie Charles and Charlotte Aull Davies examine how that composition has affected the policies of the assembly over the past decade and assess the effects of these policies on social justice for women in Wales.

265 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2010

Gender Studies in Wales

Gender and Sexuality

History: European History

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“This is an excellent collection of analytical essays. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the outcomes of the first decade of devolution. Has a Welsh Assembly Government committed to social justice in Wales been able to deliver? The fascinating research reported on in this book has many of the answers.”

Teresa Rees, Cardiff University

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Notes on Contributors

1. Setting the Scene: Devolution, Gender Politics and Social Justice
      Nickie Charles
I. Gender, Political Representation and Social Justice
2. Delivery or Déjà Vu? Gender Mainstreaming and Public Policy in Post-devolution Wales
      Paul Chaney
3. Gender and Political Representation: Views from the Grass Roots
      Sandra Betts
II. Social Justice for Women?
4. Devolution, Gender and Childcare: A Distinctive Agenda for Wales?
      Wendy Ball
5. Developing a Domestic Abuse Strategy
      Nickie Charles and Stephanie Jones
6. Mainstreaming Across the Equality Dimensions: Policy on Sexual Orientation in Wales
      Alison Parken
7. Making the World New? Education in Post-devolution Wales
      Sue Sanders
8. Gendered Housing Policy: Women, Housing and Homelessness
      Susan Hutson and Tamsin Stirling
9. The Material Resources of Older Women in Wales and Welsh Assembly Government Policy Responses
      Vanessa Burholt
10. Devolution and Welsh Language Policy: A Gender Dimension?
      Charlotte Aull Davies
III. Conclusion
11. The Future
      Nickie Charles and Charlotte Aull Davies


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