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The Resource Women, judging and the judiciary : from difference to diversity, Erika Rackley

Women, judging and the judiciary : from difference to diversity, Erika Rackley

Label
Women, judging and the judiciary : from difference to diversity
Title
Women, judging and the judiciary
Title remainder
from difference to diversity
Statement of responsibility
Erika Rackley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Women, Judging and the Judiciary examines debates about gender representation in the judiciary and the importance of judicial diversity. It offers a fresh look at the role of the (woman) judge and the process of judging and provides a new analysis of the assumptions which underpin and constrain debates about why we might want a more diverse judiciary, and how we might get one. Through a theoretical engagement with the concepts of diversity and difference in adjudication, Women, Judging and the Judiciary contends that prevailing images of the judge are enmeshed in notions of sameness and uniformity: images which are so familiar that their grip on our understandings of the judicial role are routinely overlooked. Failing to confront these instinctive images of the judge and of judging, however, comes at a price. They exclude those who do not fit this mould, setting them up as challengers to the judicial norm. Such has been the fate of the woman judge. But while this goes some way to explaining why, despite repeated efforts, our attempts to secure greater diversity in our judiciary have fallen short, it also points a way forward. For, by getting a clearer sense of what our judges really do and how they do it, we can see that women judges and judicial diversity more broadly do not threaten but rather enrich the judiciary and judicial decision-making. As such, the standard opponent to measures to increase judicial diversity--the necessity of appointment on merit--is in fact its greatest ally: a judiciary is stronger and the justice it dispenses better the greater the diversity of its members, so if we want the best judiciary we can get, we should want one which is fully diverse. Women, Judging and the Judiciary will be of interest to legal academics, lawyers and policy makers working in the fields of judicial diversity, gender and adjudication and, more broadly, to anyone interested in who our judges are and what they do"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rackley, Erika
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women judges
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Women judges
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Women judges
  • Sex discrimination against women
Label
Women, judging and the judiciary : from difference to diversity, Erika Rackley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A GlassHouse book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 226 pages
Isbn
9780415548618
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)778828852
Label
Women, judging and the judiciary : from difference to diversity, Erika Rackley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A GlassHouse book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 226 pages
Isbn
9780415548618
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)778828852

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