By Barbara Havelková

"In Gender Equality in legislations: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech kingdom Socialism, Barbara Havelková deals a sober and complicated socio-legal account of gender equality legislation in Czechia. Tracing gender equality norms from their origins below country socialism, Havelková indicates how the dominant realizing of the variations among men and women as traditional and innate mixed with a post-socialist knowing of rights as freedom to form the perspectives of key Czech criminal actors and to thwart the transformative strength of european intercourse discrimination legislations. Havelková's compelling feminist felony family tree of gender equality in Czechia illuminates the trail dependency of gender norms and the antipathy to major gender equality that's universal one of the previously state-socialist international locations of primary and japanese Europe. Her deft research of the connection among gender and criminal norms is principally appropriate at the present time because the legitimacy of gender equality legislation is more and more precarious."
Professor Judy Fudge, Kent legislations institution

Gender equality legislation in Czechia, as in different components of post-socialist relevant and jap Europe, is dealing with critical demanding situations. whilst obliged to undertake, interpret and follow anti-discrimination legislations as a situation of club of the ecu, Czech legislators and judges have time and again expressed hostility and tested a basic lack of information of key principles underpinning it. this crucial new research explores this scepticism to gender equality legislation, reading it on the subject of criminal and socio-legal advancements that began within the state-socialist prior and that stay suitable this day.

The booklet examines criminal advancements in gender-relevant parts, most significantly in equality and anti-discrimination legislation. however it is going extra, laying off mild at the underlying understandings of key innovations resembling girls, gender, equality, discrimination and rights. In so doing, it indicates the basic highbrow and conceptual problems confronted through gender equality legislation in Czechia. those contain an essentialist knowing of adjustments among women and men, a concept that equality and anti-discrimination legislations is incompatible with freedom, and a notion that present legislation are goal and impartial, whereas any new gender-progressive rules of social kin is an unacceptable interference with the 'natural social order'. well timed and provocative, this publication could be required studying for all students of equality and gender and the law.

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