Gender Equality in Law

Gender Equality in Law Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism - Human Rights Law in Perspective

Paperback (31 Oct 2019) | English

Save $3.77

  • $42.72
  • $38.95
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 48 hours

Synopsis

Gender equality law in Czechia, as in other parts of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe, is facing serious challenges. When obliged to adopt, interpret and apply anti-discrimination law as a condition of membership of the EU, Czech legislators and judges have repeatedly expressed hostility and demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of key ideas underpinning it. This important new study explores this scepticism to gender equality law, examining it with reference to legal and socio-legal developments that started in the state-socialist past and that remain relevant today. The book examines legal developments in gender-relevant areas, most importantly in equality and anti-discrimination law. But it goes further, shedding light on the underlying understandings of key concepts such as women, gender, equality, discrimination and rights. In so doing, it shows the fundamental intellectual and conceptual difficulties faced by gender equality law in Czechia. These include an essentialist understanding of differences between men and women, a notion that equality and anti-discrimination law is incompatible with freedom, and a perception that existing laws are objective and neutral, while any new gender-progressive regulation of social relations is an unacceptable interference with the 'natural social order'. Timely and provocative, this book will be required reading for all scholars of equality and gender and the law.

Book information

ISBN: 9781509933037
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 342.4371087
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 566g
Height: 156mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 17mm