This comparative volume examines the ways in which current controversies and political, legal, and social struggles for gender equality raise conceptual questions and challenge our thinking on political theories of equality, citizenship and human rights.
Bringing together scholars and activists who reflect upon challenges to gender equality, citizenship, and human rights in their respective societies; it combines theoretical insights with empirically grounded studies. The volume contextualises feminist political theory in China and the Nordic countries and subsequently puts it into a global perspective. It tackles a complex set of tensions across a dense and shifting landscape and addresses issues including labour, health, democracy, homosexuality, migration and racism.
By cutting across geographical and disciplinary boundaries, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, gender studies, human rights and also those interested in Scandinavian and Asian politics.
1. Introduction: Rights and Responsibilities in a Gendered World Pauline Stoltz and Marina Svensson Part 1: Controversies and Challenges 2. Introduction to Part 1 Pauline Stoltz 3. ‘It is the People who Serve the Government’: Interview with Ai Xiaoming Cecilia Milwertz 4. ‘Today all the Discussions and all the Conflicts are about Intersectionality’: Interview with Tiina Rosenberg Pauline Stoltz and Marina Svensson 5. Women’s Rights in China: Moving Beyond the Limits of Law Sharon Hom 6. Gender, Diversity and Trans-National Citizenship Birte Siim Part 2: Case studies 7. Introduction to Part 2 Pauline Stoltz 8. Speaking Out and Space Making: The Emergence of Gay Identities and Communities in China Zhongxin Sun 9. Privileged Irresponsibility, Structural Responsibility and Moral Contradictions among Employers in the EU Domestic Work Sector Anna Gavanas 10.The Safety and Health of Female Migrant Workers in China Tan Shen 11. National Implementation of Human Rights: A Threat to Representative Democracy? Hege Skjeie 12. Gender Equality and Human Rights: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and China Liu Huawen 13. Globalization, Diaspora Politics and Gender: Muslims in Sweden Catarina Kinnvall