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Women's rights in democratizing states : just debate and gender justice in the public sphere /

"This study offers a new explanation for why advances in women's rights rarely occur in democratizing states. Drawing on deliberative theory, Denise Walsh argues that the leading institutions in the public sphere are highly gendered, meaning women's ability to shape the content of public debate and...

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Main Author: Walsh, Denise M.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Just Debate: 1. Democratization and just debate; 2. Just debate in the public sphere; 3. Probing and testing just debate
  • Part II. Just Debate in Democratizing States: 4. Just debate denied: socialist and post-socialist Poland; 5. Just debate diverges: regime breakdown in Chile and South Africa; 6. Just debate prevails: the liberal moment in South Africa; 7. Just debate declines: consolidation in South Africa
  • Part III. Gender Justice: 8. Pursuing just debate.