Elusive Equality : Women's Rights, Public Policy and the Law
All men may be created equal in the United States - but more than 30 years after Congress proposed the Equal Rights Amendment, can the same be said for women? Elusive Equality offers a clear understanding of how government institutions - the executive branch, Congress, and state legislatures, as well as the federal courts - affect the legal status of women. Surveying the judicial and public policy issues central to the identification - and protection - of women's rights, Susan Mezey traces the developing legal parameters of gender equality. From early court rulings that prohibited employment discrimination and sexual harassment through today's decisions on reproductive rights and same-sex relationships, Mezey analyzes the broader political context within which critical judicial decisions have been made.
- Paperback | 340 pages
- 154.9 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 453.6g
- 31 Mar 2003
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
About Susan Gluck Mezey
Susan Gluck Mezey is professor of political science and assistant vice president for research at Loyola University Chicago. Her publications include Pitiful Plaintiffs: Child Welfare Litigation and the Federal Courts.
Table of contents
Introduction: The Continuing Quest for Equality. Seeking Constitutional Parity. Achieving Educational Equity. Securing Workplace Equality. Fighting for Pay Equity. Battling Sexual Harassment. Striving for Equality in Professional Life. Accommodating Work and Family. Securing Reproductive Rights. Retaining Reproductive Rights. Conclusion: Elusive Equality.
"In this engaging book, Mezey successfully bridges the sometimes wide gulf between public policy and the judiciary. Thoroughly scholarly without being dull, it is suitable for courses on policy, the courts, the judiciary, women's studies, and women and politics." - Georgia Duerst-Lahti, Beloit College