Gender and justice : why women in the judiciary really matter / Sally J. Kenney.

Kenney, Sally Jane., author.
New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2013.
1 online resource (329 p.)
Perspectives on Gender
Perspectives on gender

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Women judges -- United States.
Sex discrimination in justice administration -- United States.
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Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women's and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender analysis of courts, judges, law, institutions, organizations, and, ultimately, politics. Gender and Justice argues empirically for both more women and more feminists on the bench, while demonstrating that achieving these two aims are independent projects.
Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Gender as a Social Process; What's the Problem? Why So Few Women?; Once We Find Women We Fall into Looking for Difference; Women Judges Largely Reject Framing Themselves as Different; Feminist Theory's Detour into Difference; Women Judges Signify Both Business as Usual and Radical Transformation Simultaneously; The Dangers of Difference; Individuals Matter; Life Experiences Matter; Moving from Sex as a Variable that Uncovers Difference to Gender as a Social Process; A Woman Who Will Get to Decide Cases
From Describing Women to Gendering Concepts: The Plan of the Book2 Gender, Judging, and Difference; Introduction; Has Gender Replaced Sex? Is It a Noun, an Adjective, or a Verb?; Using Sex as a Variable Can Uncover Discrimination; Using Sex as a Variable to Determine whether Women Judge Differently from Men; Studies of Other Effects of Women on the Bench; Conclusion; 3 Mobilizing Emotions: The Case of Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Supreme Court; Women and State Supreme Courts: Policy Diffusion and Norms; The Symbolic Politics of Judicial Appointments; The Case of Rosalie Wahl; Wahl as Symbol
Conclusion4 Strategic Partnerships and Women on the Federal Bench; Feminists Engage the State; Carter Puts Gender on the Agenda; Feminist Policy Achievements; The Issue of Judicial Selection; Carter and Feminists; After Carter; 5 Gender on the Agenda: Lessons from the United Kingdom; Introduction; The Concept of Agenda-Setting; Was the Absence of Women a Problem?; Changes that Created a More Receptive Climate; The Lord Chancellor and Legal Profession Are Gatekeepers that Keep Out Women; Reform of the Judicial Selection Process; Litigation Helps Change the Discourse and Reframe the Issue
Conclusion: Reforming the Process, Disappointing Results6 A Case for Representation: The European Court of Justice; A Gender Theory of a Representative Judiciary; History of Judicial Appointments to the European Court of Justice; The First Women Members; The European Parliament Champions the Appointment of Women; Developments Post-1995; Litigation Frames Women's Absence as Discrimination; Making Gender Representation an Explicit Requirement; Organizing and Mobilizing for Women; Representation and the Judiciary; Conclusion; 7 Backlash against Women Judges; The Concept of Backlash
The Five Kinds of Backlash against Women JudgesThe Case of Rose Bird; The Rise of Chief Justice Rose Bird; The Reaction to Bird's Appointment; Understanding Bird's Downfall; The Role that Gender Played; Conclusion; 8 Conclusion: Drawing on the History of Women's Exclusion from Juries to Make the Case for a Gender-Diverse Judiciary; Women's Exclusion from Juries: A Woman's Flavor?; The Case for a Gender-Diverse Bench; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Electronic reproduction. Santa Fe, Arg.: elibro, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to eLibro affiliated libraries.
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10.4324/9780203122297 doi