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Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi


This book features a collection of empirical and theoretical studies on developments in women’s rights in the 1990s. It is divided into four parts. Part I focuses on the different aspects of liberalism and the challenges to its neo-liberal or contractarian form. Part II examines the gender implications of the tensions between orthodox macroeconomic agendas, social rights, and welfare delivery. Part III centres on the place of women’s movements in states and social movements that claim democracy as a legitimising principle. Part IV studies the conflicts between universalism and multiculturalism ... More

Keywords: women’s rights, neo-liberalism, multiculturalism, social rights, democracy, liberal rights, universalism, gender politics

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256457
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199256454.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maxine Molyneux, editor
Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London
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Shahra Razavi, editor
Research Co-ordinator, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
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1 Introduction

Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi

I Rethinking Liberal Rights and Universalism

II Social Sector Restructuring and Social Rights

III Democratization and the Politics Of Gender

IV Multiculturalisms In Practice

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