Draws on Gender Studies, Sociology, Criminology, Law, and Media and Cultural Studies
Is grounded in intersectional feminist theory
Analyzes a range of case studies from diverse countries
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
Law Is Coherent?
Law Is Practical?
About this book
This Open Access book aims to find out how and why states in various regions and of diverse cultural backgrounds fail in their gender equality laws and policies. In doing this, the book maps out states’ failures in their legal systems and unpacks the clashes between different levels and forms of law—namely domestic laws, local regulations, or the implementation of international law, individually or in combination. By taking off from the confirmation that the concept of law that is to be used in achieving gender equality is a multidimensional, multi-layered, and to an extent, contradictory phenomenon, this book aims to find out how different layers of laws interact and how they impact gender equality. Further to that, by including different states and jurisdictions into its analysis, this book unravels whether there are any similarities/patterns in how these states define and utilise policies and laws that harm gender equality. In this way, the book contributes to the efforts to devise holistic and universal policies to address various forms of gender inequalities across the world.
This volume will be of interest to scholars and students in Gender Studies, Sociology, Law, and Criminology.
- Gender-based violence
- Reproductive rights
- Sex work
- Hate speech
- Open Access
Editors and Affiliations
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
About the editors
David Davies is a Teaching Fellow in Sociology at the University of Sussex, and his research is focuses on a socio-legal exploration of how to combat the use of gender stereotypes in advertising.
Po-Han Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Global Health Program, National Taiwan University. Previously, he taught Sociology/Criminology, Human Rights, and Gender Studies at the University of Sussex.
Book Title: Towards Gender Equality in Law
Book Subtitle: An Analysis of State Failures from a Global Perspective
Editors: Gizem Guney, David Davies, Po-Han Lee
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98071-9Published: 03 June 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98074-0Published: 03 June 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98072-6Published: 02 June 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIX, 250