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Strategies of Secession and Counter-Secession

Law and Gender in Switzerland

Gender
 
Policy Analysis
 
Domestic Politics
 
Policy Change
 
Panel Number
P110
Panel Chair
Jonathan Miaz
Université de Lausanne
Panel Co-Chair
Fiona Friedli
Université de Lausanne
Panel Discussant
Michelle Cottier
University of Geneva
Section

Time
10/06/2017 08:30 - 10:15
Location
Building: Anthropole Floor: 4 Room: 4078
Abstract
Law, gender and policy are closely interrelated and interplay at different levels. In the process of its production, law is widely shaped by gender, as well as gender is produced by law through the categories it constructs (Cardi et Devreux 2014; Lépinard, 2006). Feminist legal studies showed that law has been a tool for the patriarchal domination, but that it also can be used by social mobilizations in order to promote equal rights and women’s cause (MacKinnon 1989). Law can then produce a gender order and, at the same time, can be used by social mobilizations willing to defend women’s and sexual minorities’ rights, or even to transform this order through legislative changes or legal activism and cause lawyering (Bereni et al. 2009, 2010 ; Revillard 2007 ; Sarat et Scheingold 2006).

Paper List


Title Details
Constructing the ‘Family’ through the Law in Switzerland (1912-2015) View Paper Details
Criminalising Marital Rape: A Look at Women’s and Feminist Mobilisations in the Swiss Legislative Arena View Paper Details
Gender in Asylum Adjudication: Ethnographic Perspectives in the Swiss Asylum Administration View Paper Details
Non Take-Up of Social Rights: A Subaltern and also Gendered Discourse View Paper Details
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