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The Resource Gender and social justice in Wales, edited by Nickie Charles and Charlotte Aull Davies

Gender and social justice in Wales, edited by Nickie Charles and Charlotte Aull Davies

Label
Gender and social justice in Wales
Title
Gender and social justice in Wales
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nickie Charles and Charlotte Aull Davies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1999, the first elections to a devolved government took place in Wales and resulted in 40 per cent of Assembly Members being women. In 2003, this proportion increased to 50 per cent, which made the National Assembly for Wales the first legislative body in the world to have equal numbers of women and men. This book explores whether this gender balance amongst political representatives is connected with the formation of policies that address gender inequalities and also the impact of these policies on social justice for women in Wales. The first chapter discusses how gender and social justice can be theorized, and provides an account of devolution and its relation to gender politics. Subsequent chapters investigate different aspects of social policy, from gender mainstreaming to domestic violence and language policy, exploring the way different policies have developed since devolution and the extent to which considerations of gender and social justice for women are central to this development. The chapters show that strategic women within the National Assembly have been crucial in taking forward an agenda that furthers social justice for women but that the model of social justice that prevails in Wales is class-based. Superimposed on this is a commitment to gender equality, but this has not yet been integrated into policy development and, even where it is, a language of gender neutrality has been adopted which is compatible with a liberal feminist agenda. The book concludes that there is still some way to go before a gendered notion of social justice is fully integrated into policy formation and implementation. --
  • Nickie Charles is Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick. She has published widely on many aspects of gender. --
  • Charlotte Aull Davies retired from her position as Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology, Swansea University in 2009. Currently, she is an Honorary Research Fellow at Swansea University. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
305.4209429
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.G7
LC item number
G463 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Charles, Nickie
  • Davies, Charlotte Aull
Series statement
Gender studies in Wales
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Social justice
  • Women's rights
  • Wales
Label
Gender and social justice in Wales, edited by Nickie Charles and Charlotte Aull Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
495585173
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780708322680
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)495585173
Label
Gender and social justice in Wales, edited by Nickie Charles and Charlotte Aull Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
495585173
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780708322680
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)495585173

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