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Gender Parity and Multicultural Feminism: Towards a New Synthesis

Ruth Rubio-Marín and Will Kymlicka


Around the world, we see a ‘participatory turn’ in the pursuit of gender equality, exemplified by the adoption of gender quotas in national legislatures to promote women’s role as decision-makers. We also see a ‘pluralism turn’, with increasing legal recognition given to the customary law or religious law of minority groups and indigenous groups. To date, the former trend has primarily benefitted majority women, and the latter has primarily benefitted minority men. Neither has effectively ensured the participation of minority women. In response, multicultural feminists have proposed institutio ... More

Keywords: Gender quotas, parity, multiculturalism, feminism, legal pluralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198829621
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198829621.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Rubio-Marín, editor
Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Seville

Will Kymlicka, editor
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen's University