New books


State feminism, women's movements, and job training

making democracies work in the global economy

Amy G. Mazur

New York, Routledge, 2001, 373 s. ; (Women and politics in democratic states) ; ISBN 0-8153-3438-9
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

The book draws from the work of internationally renowned scholars from the Research Network on Gender, Politics and the State (RNGS). Each of fifteen scholars offers in-depth analysis of the relationship between state feminism, women's movements and public policy and places them within a comparative theoretical framework. Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Canada, and the U.S. are all discussed individually. Each of theses original essays examine how and why women's policy offices injected notions about gender espoused by women's movements into policy debates on job training and the content of those policy outcomes. This book scrutinizes the degree to which these state offices for women have actually advanced women's movement interests and whether these agencies have improved the performance of stable democracies.