Edited by Klaus Detterbeck and Eve Hepburn
Chapter 6: ‘Gendering’ territorial politics
This chapter considers the salience of ‘gender’ for territorial politics, territory’s importance for women’s politics and how the modernist paradigm has undercut their use. The chapter establishes how ‘federal arrangements’ (institutions, practices, discourses) are experienced differently by men and women, majority- and minority-culture women and over time. It also considers how legal pluralism affects women’s rights and citizenship and theorizes potential causal relations between state architectures and gender regimes. Interactions between ‘federal arrangements’ and democracy or democratization are of special interest, established through women’s higher participation in states with multi-level governments, and higher representation in central legislatures in federations versus unitary states. The chapter also examines how multi-level governance and policy networks help organized women promote decision-makers’ responsiveness. Finally, it identifies conditions under which power hierarchies are restructured through decentralization or devolution, making the re-gendering of ‘federal arrangements’ possible.
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