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Gender, Development and Citizenship

Edited By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855985059
Topics here include the tension between cultural sensitivity and universal concepts of rights; reinterpretations of citizenship in communities where the state has failed to guarantee political or economic rights and projects which are helping to advance citizenship by increasing people's voice in decision making.

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  • Synopsis
    Focusing on citizenship means thinking about the relationships between individuals and the stated in which they live. What difference does having citizenship rights mean for people’s lives? Are structures of governance efficient and responsive to people’s needs? This book examines ways in which citizenship is denies and argues that citizenship can be used to demand and advance human rights. Women often find themselves excluded from full citizenship by legal systems which leave men to look after the interests of their female dependents. But women need recognition as citizens in their own right, to protect them from exploitation and abuse. People from marginalised communities also often find that the state fails to respond to their needs and interests. Finally, migrants - a growing group of women and men in our global economy - live precariously as aliens in stated which do not acknowledge their claims to basic security and services. Topics here include the tension between cultural sensitivity and universal concepts of rights; reinterpretations of citizenship in communities where the state has failed to guarantee political or economic rights and projects which are helping to advance citizenship by increasing people's voice in decision making.
  • Table of Contents
    Editorial 2
    Women in Ugandan local government: the impact of affirmative action
    Citizenship degraded: Indian women in a modern state and a pre modern society
    Algerian women, citizenship and the Family Code
    New forms of citizenship: democracy, family, and community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Creating citizens who demand just governance: gender and development in the 21st century
    Fragmented feminisms: women's organisations and citizenship in 'transition' in Poland
    Gender, citizenship, and nationality in the Arab region
    Deprived of an individual identity: citizenship and women in Nepal
    Women and citizenship in global teacher education: the Global-ITE Project
    Resources
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    Editor Caroline Sweetman
    Number of Pages 104
    Format Paperback / softback
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