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dc.contributor.authorNazneen, Sohela
dc.contributor.authorHickey, Sam
dc.contributor.authorSifaki, Eleni
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-08T13:45:04Z
dc.date.available2019-08-08T13:45:04Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-04
dc.identifier.citationNazneen, S., Hickey, S. and Sifaki, E. (2019) Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy, Routledge: Londonen
dc.identifier.isbn9781351245623
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/14637
dc.description.abstractThe fact that women have achieved higher levels of political inclusion within low- and middle-income countries has generated much speculation about whether this is reaping broader benefits in tackling gender-based inequalities. This book uncovers the multiple political dynamics that influence governments to adopt and implement gender equity policies, pushing the debate beyond simply the role of women’s inclusion in influencing policy. Bringing the politics of development into discussion with feminist literature on women's empowerment, the book proposes the new concept of ‘power domains’ as a way to capture how inter-elite bargaining, coalitional politics, and social movement activism combine to shape policies that promote gender equity. In particular, the book investigates the conditions under which countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have adopted legislation against domestic violence, which remains widespread in many developing countries. The book demonstrates that women’s presence in formal politics and policy spaces does not fully explain the pace in adopting and implementing domestic violence law. Underlying drivers of change within broader domains of power also include the role of clientelistic politics and informal processes of bargaining, coalition-building, and persuasion; the discursive framing of gender-equitable ideas; and how transnational norms influence women’s political inclusion and gender-inclusive policy outcomes. The comparative approach across Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, India, and Bangladesh demonstrates how advancing gender equality varies by political context and according to the interests surrounding a particular issue. Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South will be of interest to students and scholars of gender and development, as well as to activists within governments, political parties, nongovernmental organizations, women’s movements, and donor agencies, at national and international levels, who are looking to develop effective strategies for advancing gender equality.en
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dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.rightsThe Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351245623, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.en
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dc.subjectDevelopment Policyen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectGovernanceen
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren
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dc.titleNegotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policyen
dc.typeBooken
dc.rights.holder© 2019 Selection and editorial matter, Sohela Nazneen, Sam Hickey and Eleni Sifaki; individual chapters, the contributorsen
dc.identifier.externalurihttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351245623en
dc.identifier.teamGender and Sexualityen
dc.identifier.doidoi.org/10.4324/9781351245623
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-03-04
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