Exploiting the limits of law: Swedish feminism and the challenge to pessimism

Åsa Gunnarsson (Editor), Eva Maria Svensson (Editor), Margaret Davies (Editor)

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    Moving beyond the question of whether an area of scholarly investigation can truly be characterized as 'legal', Exploiting the Limits of Law combats the often unhelpful constraints of law's subject-matter and formal processes. Through a process of reflection on the limits of law and repeated efforts to redraw them, this book challenges the general sense of pessimism among feminists and others about the usefulness of law as an instrument of change. The work combines theoretical analysis of the law's boundaries with investigation of the practical settings for changing legal and policy environments. Both the empirical focus of this volume, and its underlying theoretical concern with the limits of the law and its gender implications, render it of interest to legal scholars throughout the world, whether of EU law, feminism, social policy or philosophy.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
    Number of pages232
    ISBN (Print)9780754649359
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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