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Love and Politics: Women Politicians and the Ethics of Care (Political Theory and Contemporary Politics)

ISBN: 9780826447838
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Edition: 0
Publication Date: 2001-08-02
Number of pages: 254
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This volume is the first to use insights from recent feminist theory on the "ethic of care" to study the slow progress women have made toward political equality.Using empirical case-study materials, including her own interviews with female politicians, Mackay examines "care" as both a political practice and a political idea, using it to explain the current situation with regard to women's representation and to offer a prescription and resource for change.

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