xvi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Introduction : Women's movements and state restructuring in the 1990s / Melissa Haussman and Birgit Sauer Re-evaluating the "heart of society" : family policy in Austria / Birgit Sauer Feminism and indigenous rights in Australia in the 1990s / Barbara Sullivan Speedy Belgians : the new Nationality Law of 2000 and the impact of the women's movement / Alison E. Woodward New federalism and cracked pillars : the Canadian health insurance system under the 2000 Romanow Commission and beyond / Melissa Haussman Debating day care in Finland in the midst of an economic recession and welfare state down-sizing / Terhi Aalto and Anne Maria Holli Thirty-five hour workweek reforms in France, 1997-2000 : strong feminist demands, elite apathy, and disappointing outcomes / Amy G. Mazur Women, embryos, and the good society : gendering the bioethics debate in Germany / Kathrin Braun The reform of the state in Italy / Marila Guadagnini Electoral reform in mid-1990s Japan / Misako Iwamoto The "home care gap" : neoliberalism, feminism, and the state in the Netherlands / Jantine Oldersma and Joyce Outshoorn The women's movement, state feminism, and unemployment reform in Spain, 2002-2003 / Celia Valiente The debate about care allowance in the light of welfare state reconfiguration / Christina Bergqvist The UK : reforming the House of Lords / Joni Lovenduski Welfare reform : America's hot issue / Dorothy E. McBride Conclusions : State feminism and state restructuring since the 1990s / Birgit Sauer, Melissa Haussman, and Dorothy E. McBride.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-362) and index.