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Gender-Competent Legal Education

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Provides an overview of gender issues in all areas of law

  • Includes relevant court decisions and case studies

  • Written for students and teachers around the globe

Part of the book series: Springer Textbooks in Law (SPTELA)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • Dragica Vujadinović, Mareike Fröhlich, Thomas Giegerich
    Pages 1-12Open Access
  3. Gender in a General Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Gender Issues in Comparative Legal History

      • Una Divac, Maurilio Felici, Nina Kršljanin, Pietro Lo Iacono, Vojislav Stanimirović
      Pages 15-56Open Access
    3. Feminist Political and Legal Theories

      • Antonio Álvarez del Cuvillo, Fabio Macioce, Sofia Strid
      Pages 57-94Open Access
    4. Gender and Structural Inequalities from a Socio-Legal Perspective

      • Eva Bermúdez Figueroa, Valerija Dabetić, Raquel Pastor Yuste, Zara Saeidzadeh
      Pages 95-142Open Access
    5. Feminist Judgments

      • Marco Evola, Ivana Krstić, Fuensanta Rabadán
      Pages 143-181Open Access
    6. Gender Research and Feminist Methodologies

      • Zara Saeidzadeh
      Pages 183-213Open Access
  4. Gender in a Public Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215
    2. Human Rights Law Through the Lens of the Gender Perspective

      • Marco Evola, Julia Jungfleisch, Tanasije Marinković
      Pages 217-260Open Access
    3. The Evolving Recognition of Gender in International and European Law

      • Rigmor Argren, Marco Evola, Thomas Giegerich, Ivana Krstić
      Pages 261-303Open Access
    4. Gender Equality Aspects of Public Law

      • Marko Davinić, Eleonor Kristoffersson, Tanasije Marinković
      Pages 305-340Open Access
    5. Gender Perspective of Social Security Law

      • María Angustias Benito Benítez, Carmen Jover Ramírez
      Pages 341-373Open Access
    6. Gender Equitable Taxation

      • Marco Cedro, Eleonor Kristoffersson, Teresa Pontón Aricha, Lidija Živković
      Pages 375-404Open Access
    7. Public Policies on Gender Equality

      • Vanesa Hervías Parejo, Branko Radulović
      Pages 405-428Open Access
    8. Gender Competent Criminal Law

      • María Acale Sánchez, Ivana Marković, Susanne Strand
      Pages 429-465Open Access
    9. Gender Perspective of Victimization, Crime and Penal Policy

      • Beatriz Cruz, Natalija Lukić, Susanne Strand
      Pages 467-502Open Access
  5. Gender in a Private Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 503-503
    2. Gender Equality in the Different Fields of Private Law

      • Amalia Blandino, Gabriele Carapezza Figlia, Letizia Coppo, Snežana Dabić Nikićević, Katarina Dolović Bojić
      Pages 505-540Open Access
    3. Gender Competent Family Law

      • Ivana Barać, Amalia Blandino, Letizia Coppo, Giampaolo Frezza, Uros Novaković, Fuensanta Rabadán et al.
      Pages 541-581Open Access

About this book

Male-dominated law and legal knowledge essentially characterized the whole of pre-modern history in that the patriarchy represented the axis of social relations in both the private and public spheres. Indeed, modern and even contemporary law still have embedded elements of patriarchal heritage, even in the secular modern legal systems of Western developed countries, either within the content of legislation or in terms of its implementation and interpretation. This is true to a greater or lesser extent across legal systems, although the secular modern legal systems of the Western developed countries have made great advances in terms of gender equality. The traditional understanding of law has always been self-evidently dominated by men, but modern law and its understanding have also been more or less “malestreamed.” Therefore, it has become necessary to overcome the given “maskulinity” of legal thought.

In contemporary legal and political orders, gender mainstreaming of law has been of the utmost importance for overcoming deeply and persistently embedded power relations and gender-based, unequal social relations. At the same time and equally importantly, the gender mainstreaming of legal education – to which this book aims to contribute – can help to gradually eliminate this male dominance and accompanying power relations from legal education and higher education as a whole.

This open access textbook provides an overview of gender issues in all areas of law, including sociological, historical and methodological issues. Written for students and teachers around the globe, it is intended to provide both a general overview and in-depth knowledge in the individual areas of law. Relevant court decisions and case studies are supplied throughout the book.


  • Gender research methodologies
  • Feminist political theories
  • Feminist legal theories
  • Feminist judgements
  • Gender equality
  • Gender issues in human rights
  • Gender issues in international law
  • Gender issues in comparative legal history
  • Gender issues in private law
  • Gender issues in business law
  • Gender issues in economics
  • Gender equitable taxation
  • Gender issues in family law
  • Gender issues in criminal law
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

    Dragica Vujadinović

  • Europa-Institut, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

    Mareike Fröhlich, Thomas Giegerich

About the editors

Dragica Vujadinović is Full Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade, teaching Political Theories, Gender Studies, Introduction to the Political System of the EU; she is also Head of Master in European Integration and the coordinator of the Erasmus+ project entitled: New Quality in Education for Gender Equality – Strategic Partnership for the Development of Master’s Study program “Law and Gender” – LAWGEM.

Mareike Fröhlich is a post-doc research associate at the Europa-Institut of Saarland and associated to the Jean Monnet Chair on EU Constitutional Framework for International Dispute Settlement and Rule of Law. She researches and teaches mainly in the field of European and International Economic Law as well as EU External Relations and EU Enlargement Policy. She is also Head of International Projects and Cooperation at the Europa-Institut.

Thomas Giegerich is Director of the Europa-Institut, Professor of European Law, Public International Law and Public Law at Saarland University/Germany as well as holder of the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration, Antidiscrimination, Human Rights and Diversity (2017-2020). His main fields of research are European Law (EU Constitutional Law, Fundamental Rights, Antidiscrimination Law) and Public International Law, particularly International Human Rights Law.


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