The Gender of Democracy
by Maro Pantelidou Maloutas (9780415382960)

The Gender of Democracy
 
Maro Pantelidou Maloutas
Release Date: 22 December 2005
Format: Hardback
Pages: 216
Category: International Relations
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9780415382960
ISBN-10: 0415382963



As developments in the European Union and elsewhere make the re-examination of citizenship a pressing issue, this book reflects on the persisting "masculine" character of contemporary democracy and the measures taken in the EU to combat it.
Combining a theoretical approach with a specific critique of EU gender policy "The Gender of Democracy "argues that substantial democracy as a social project cannot co-exist with the existing system of gender relations which are inherently dichotomous and thus demarcate social categories of superior and inferior status. Drawing on utopian thought Maro Pantelidou Maloutas proposes a re-examination of the notion of the gendered subject and a revision of the dominant perceptions of the relations between sex, sexuality and gender.
The book contains a critique of specific EU gender policies and shows how in seeking to do away with gender inequality simply formulating policies that are pro-women is not enough, and that in order to realize democracy's emancipatory component far-reaching policies which deconstruct rather than modernize gender relations are needed.

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