Towards Women's Strategies for the 1990s - Challenging Government and the State

G Lycklama ¿ijeholt

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The focus of this study is the reality that women meet in a variety of government policies and state interventions when attempting to effect change. The achievement of change requires an understanding of the interactive processes that take place in the actors involved. This implies an analysis of the policies implemented by governments that affect women; of how the state intervenes in women's lives and of the specific nature of state structures. This book also documents how women in specific situations have organized themselves and have developed strategies, methods and action to acquire power in order to change and transform the patriarchal structures they face.These interactive processes are analysed in various parts of the world in relation to such issues as survival of the poor in fast-growing urban centres, religious fundamentalism, new reproductive technologies and women as consumers; processes which represent various dimensions of complex relationship: women-government-the state.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages182
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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