Gender and Justice
Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter
By Sally Kenney
Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge – 310 pages
Series: Perspectives on Gender
Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women’s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender analysis of courts, judges, law, institutions, organizations, and, ultimately, politics. Gender and Justice argues empirically for both more women and more feminists on the bench, while demonstrating that achieving these two aims are independent projects.
1. Introduction: Gender as a Social Process 2. Gender, Judging, and Difference 3. Mobilizing Emotions: The Case of Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Supreme Court 4. Strategic Partnerships and Women on the Federal Bench 5. Gender on the Agenda: Lessons from the United Kingdom 6. A Case for Representation: the European Court of Justice 7. Backlash Against Women Judges 8. Conclusion: Drawing on the History of Women’s Exclusion from Juries to Make the Case for Women Judges
Sally Kenney is Professor at the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University.