Women, Politics, and Public Policy

The Political Struggles of Canadian Women

Author: Jacquetta A. Newman,Linda Ann White

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 9575

"Discussions of women's politics often treat feminist theory, the women's movement, and public policy-making as separate entities. In this text, Jacquetta Newman and Linda White argue that the three are closely entwined, and that understanding the intersections between them is essential to understanding women and politics in Canada. Women, Politics, and Public Policy explores how Canadian women's struggles against gender bias and oppression relate to political action, public policy change, and the women's movement as a whole. Designed as a core text for first-and second-year students of political science and women's studies, it is equally relevant to disciplines such as sociology, history, law, and social work, and will also be an invaluable reference source for more advanced studies."--BOOK JACKET.

Politics and Public Policy in Arizona

Author: Zachary Alden Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275971182

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 3873

This completely revised third edition of Zachary A. Smith's classic text on Arizona politics and public policy brings its examination up to date through the most recent election cycle. Intended for courses on state and local politics and policy, the text provides an introduction to and analysis of the political process in the State of Arizona and the policies that process has produced. The new edition includes contributions from experts on Arizona law, politics, criminal justice, and sociology, and retains the first edition's two-pronged analysis of Arizona's political institutions (the courts, legislature, governor's office, etc.) and the current policy issues facing the state (the environment, water, health care, immigration, and land use, among others). The complete text for courses in public policy and politics.

Challenging the Public/private Divide

Feminism, Law, and Public Policy

Author: Susan B. Boyd

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802076526

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 7151

Feminist scholars in disciplines ranging from law to geography challenge our traditional notion of a public/private divide in legal and public policy in Canada and internationally

Women & Public Policy in Canada

Neoliberalism and After?

Author: Alexandra Zorianna Dobrowolsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 5921

Women and Public Policy in Canada offers a theoretical and topical approach to studying the public policy issues that specifically affect Canadian women. Written by policy experts from across Canada, this contributed text exposes students to various perspectives and a wealth of expertise. Topics such as the environment, healthcare, Aboriginal women, economic policy, anti-violence policy, immigration, and multiculturalism are covered, giving students insight into the most prevalent issuesregarding women and public policy in Canada.

Ethnicity, Politics, and Public Policy

Case Studies in Canadian Diversity

Author: Morton Weinfeld

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802080271

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

View: 1596

Ten essays on multiculturalism form a comprehensive picture of the problems and prospects of pluralism and mirror the nuanced issues which arise when theories and goals of cultural sensitivity confront real life.

Women and Politics

Paths to Power and Political Influence

Author: Julie Dolan,Melissa M. Deckman,Michele L. Swers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538100762

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 4595

Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence examines the role of women in politics from the early women’s movement to the female politicians in power today. Following the historic 2016 presidential election, this timely edition includes analysis of the challenges of navigating gender in seeking the presidency. It examines how both Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina were forced to “perform gender” on the campaign trail, and tasked to at once prove their masculine capability and feminine likability in order to be considered competent for the job.

Tales of the State

Narrative in Contemporary U.S. Politics and Public Policy

Author: Philip T. Neisser

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847685035

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 6121

The relationship between politics and storytelling is one with a well-established lineage, but public policy analysis has only recently begun to develop its own appreciation of the power of narrative to explain everything from political traditions to cyberspace. This unique collection of original essays helps further that project by surveying stories of and about all kinds of American politics—from welfare, race, and immigration; to workfare, jobs, and education; to gay rights, national security, and the American Dream in an age of economic globalization.

Public Policy for Women

The State, Income Security, and Labour Market Issues

Author: Marjorie Griffin Cohen,Jane Pulkingham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802095008

Category: Political Science

Page: 417

View: 4635

Containing essays from leading feminist academics, and social activists, Public Policy for Women addresses important public policy issues that fail to address women's needs. The volume's contributors pay particular attention to the relationship between the welfare state and vulnerable populations of women, while making substantial contributions to current public policy debates in Canada. Focusing on discussions of controversial issues such as single working mothers, prostitution, mandatory retirement, guaranteed income, and work for welfare, these essays also consider the political and economic constraints that have been brought about by neo-liberal policy changes. Full of relevant policy critiques and original recommendations for improvement, Public Policy for Women readdresses often neglected subjects and concerns and makes informative appeals for public policy to address women's needs.

Politics and Feminism

Author: Barbara Arneil

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631198130

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 3745

This book addresses the question of gender and feminism in western political theory and practise. It provides students with both the theoretical and historical underpinnings of women's exclusion from politics, and the feminist response to this exclusion.

Linking Environment, Democracy and Gender

Author: Barbara Wejnert

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781903379

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 5418

This volume highlights the ways in which scholarly analysis has contributed to a rich understanding of the links between spreading democracy, gender equality, and environmental protection. Combining theoretical, empirical, and policy perspectives, the volume includes cutting-edge debates on the meaning of democracy and the processes of its development, as well as the response of democracies to environmental and gender concerns. In particular, the volume answers questions applicable to the situation of women in the democratizing world as well as to environmental problems, linking together the issues of gender and environment. It discusses the difference between democratic and non-democratic countries in terms of protection and care for their citizens; security of women's rights and women's opportunities offered by democratic vs. non-democratic states; relations between environmental issues and gender; and women's response to environmental problems.

Policy, politics & gender

women gaining ground

Author: Kathleen A. Staudt

Publisher: Kumarian Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 1690

* Covers NGO, government agency, and international agency policies * Addresses key policy areas, such as education and work, through gender analysis Policy, Politics & Genderidentifies and develops the connections between women's politics and public policies and practices. Staudt focuses on political activism, underscoring strategies that have influenced great change in policies. By examining the realities of social change from all perspectives, we are reminded that every institution is a source of and site for struggle.


Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7186

»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

Women, Politics, and Power

A Global Perspective

Author: Pamela Paxton,Melanie M. Hughes

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483377016

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 7308

Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective, Third Edition provides a clear, detailed introduction to women’s political participation and representation across a wide range of countries and regions. Through broad statistical overviews and detailed case-study accounts, authors Pamela Paxton and Melanie M. Hughes document both historical trends and the contemporary state of women’s political strength. Readers see the cultural, structural, political, and international influences on women’s access to political power, and the difference women make once in political office. The text acknowledges differences among women through attention to intersectionality and women from marginalized groups.

Women's Lives and Public Policy

The International Experience

Author: Meredeth Turshen,Briavel Holcomb

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313273544

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 7913

This book considers the impact of public policy on various aspects of women's lives, including sex and birth, marriage and death, work and child rearing, and women's responses to those policies. Written by scholars who have lived on five continents, the work spans the First and Third Worlds, with several chapters providing case illustrations from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Interdisciplinary in scope, the volume includes the fields of economics, politics, planning, and literature. The work is divided into two sections, with chapters in the first part considering the impact of economic and demographic policies on women and those in the second part considering policies relating to women's interpersonal relationships. Urban culture is considered in an epilogue.

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 2478

Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition

Author: Miriam Smith

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442606975

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 1835

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition updates and expands its exploration of a wide range of organized group and social movement activity in Canadian politics. Particularly distinctive is the inclusion of Quebec nationalism and Aboriginal politics. Many other areas of collective activity are also included: the Occupy movement and anti-poverty organizing, ethnocultural political mobilization, disability, lesbian and gay politics, feminism, farmers and organized interests in agriculture, Christian evangelical groups, environment, and health movements. Contributors to the collection employ a number of theoretical perspectives from political science and sociology to describe the evolution of organized groups and movements and to evaluate successes in exercising influence on Canadian politics. Each chapter provides an overview of the group or movement along with an account of its main networks and organizations, strategies, goals, successes, and failures.