Published in 1998, this is an edited volume of papers on the theme of participation and citizenship for women. It focuses particularly on the necessary conditions for full participation of women as citizens within a modern liberal democracy. For this question it takes the Netherlands as an interesting case study, because it shows the need for a close connection between social and political participation. The editors aim to draw together often separate discussions about citizenship in international literature - a political-theoretical discussion of democracy and a social-policy discussion on the welfare state. The papers address issues including the labour market, public goods, welfare laws, affirmative action programmes and future development for girls. The book also develops the interrelation of social and political participation from the perspective of citizenship. It relates information on the Dutch case study to international comparative research on democracy and welfare states, as well as to broader international discussions on gender and citizenship.
Table of Contents
1. Citizenship and Female Participation, Rian Voet 2. Gender and the Separation of Spheres in Twentieth Century Dutch Society: Pillarisation, Welfare State Formation and Individualisation, Jet Bussemaker 3. Political Participation and Social Rights. The Triumph of the Breadwinner in the Netherlands, Tijiske Akkerman 4. Double Lives: Labour Market Participation, Citizenship and Gender, Janneke Plantenga 5. Participation through Care? The Case of the Dutch Housewife, Trudie Knijn 6. Citizenship, Participation and the Social Policy on Girls in the Netherlands, Annemieke van Drench 7. Political Empowerment of Women in the Netherlands, Monique Leijenaar 8. Furthering the ‘Cause’: Femocrat Stategies in National Government, Joyce Outshoorn 9. Can a Woman be Just Like a Man? The Representation of Women in the Corporatist World in the Netherlands, Jantine Oldersma.