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Why have states in general been slower to incorporate the international diffusion of women’s human rights norms domestically than other human rights norms and why has the diffusion of these norms varied so greatly between states? Why are some states more responsive and exert more effort than others to comply with these norms?
Engendering the State explains these key issues and argues that the gender biased identity of many states represents the most significant barrier to diffusion. It also explores how particular norms have diffused into certain states at specific points in time, as a consequence of international and domestic pressure.
This book is essential to those with an interest in the topical subject of women’s human rights, gender studies and international studies.
1. Existing Explanations of International Norm Diffusion 2. International Norms of Sexual Non-Discrimination and Changing State Practices 3. Origins and Development of International Norms of Sexual Non-Discrimination 4. Germany 5. Spain 6. Japan 7. India. Conclusion