The Disorder of Women: Democracy, Feminism, and Political Theory

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Stanford University Press, 1989 - Political Science - 228 pages
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Carole Pateman is one of the leading political theorists writing today. This wide-ranging volume brings together for the first time a selection of her work on democratic theory and feminist criticism of mainstream political theory.

The volume includes substantial discussions of problems of democracy, citizenship and the welfare state, including the largely unrecognized difficulties surrounding women's participation. The inclusion of essays from both a mainstream and feminist perspective provides concrete examples of the differences between these two approaches to democracy, to questions of consent and political obligation, and to the relationship between the private and public spheres.

This scholarly and highly challenging work will be of interest to students and researchers in political theory, political science, women's studies and sociology.

 

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I am a student at the University of Cambridge and I really appreciated this feminist voice in my reading list on 'needs and welfare'.

Contents

Women Love and the Sense
17
The Fraternal Social Contract
33
Justifying Political Obligation
58
Women and Consent
71
Locke Wolin and the Liberal
90
Feminist Critiques of the PublicPrivate Dichotomy
118
A Philosophic Critique
141
The Patriarchal Welfare State
179
Feminism and Democracy
210
Index
226
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About the author (1989)

Carole Pateman is Reader in Government at the University of Sydney. She is the author of many works including The Sexual Contract.

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