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Politics, Gender, and Concepts Theory and Methodology

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ISBN-10: 0521723426

ISBN-13: 9780521723428

Edition: 2008

Authors: Gary Goertz, Amy G. Mazur

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A critique of concepts has been central to feminist scholarship since its inception. However, while gender scholars have identified the analytical gaps in existing social science concepts, few have systematically mapped out a gendered approach to issues in political analysis and theory development. This volume addresses this important gap in the literature by exploring the methodology of concept construction and critique, which is a crucial step to disciplined empirical analysis, research design, causal explanations, and testing hypotheses. Leading gender and politics scholars use a common framework to discuss methodological issues in some of the core concepts of feminist research in…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Mapping gender and politics concepts: ten guidelines
Gendering concepts
Gendering democracy
Gendering representation
Gendering the welfare state
Gendering governance
Gendering development
Gender-specific concepts
Gender ideology: masculinism and feminalism
Women's movements, feminism, and feminist movements
State feminism
A website for additional gender and politics concepts