Exploiting the Limits of Law

Exploiting the Limits of Law Swedish Feminism and the Challenge to Pessimism

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Synopsis

Moving beyond the question of whether an area of scholarly investigation can truly be characterized as 'legal', Exploiting the Limits of Law combats the often unhelpful constraints of law's subject-matter and formal processes. Through a process of reflection on the limits of law and repeated efforts to redraw them, this book challenges the general sense of pessimism among feminists and others about the usefulness of law as an instrument of change.The work combines theoretical analysis of the law's boundaries with investigation of the practical settings for changing legal and policy environments. Both the empirical focus of this volume, and its underlying theoretical concern with the limits of the law and its gender implications, render it of interest to legal scholars throughout the world, whether of EU law, feminism, social policy or philosophy.

Book information

ISBN: 9781409495901
Publisher: Ashgate
Imprint: Ashgate
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 340.08209485
DEWEY edition: 22
Number of pages: 244
Weight: -1g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm