Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe

Schandevyl, Eva
Date published: 
August 2014

Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings, and the impact of gendered constructions on jurisprudence. Every chapter addresses these issues from the point of view of women's legal history or gendered legal cultures. With contributions from scholars with expertise in the major regions of Europe, this book is sensitive to the intersection of gender theory, legal studies and public policy, and is based on historical methodologies.