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Pluralism, Justice, and Equality$
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David Miller and Michael Walzer

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280088

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198280084.001.0001

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Politics and the Complex Inequalities of Gender

Politics and the Complex Inequalities of Gender

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(p.120) 6 Politics and the Complex Inequalities of Gender
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Pluralism, Justice, and Equality
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Susan Moller Okin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198280084.003.0007

Susan Moller Okin, drawing on a wide range of cross‐national data on politics and gender, examines the representation of women in political life in contemporary liberal democracies. She argues that Walzer's notion of complex equality can be used as a tool for feminist criticism. She suggests that women's representation can be increased if the sphere of family does not dominate other spheres of social life for women.

Keywords:   complex equality, cross‐national data, family, feminism, gender, liberal democracy, politics, representation, social life, women

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