Gender, Planning and Human Rights (International Studies of by Tovi Fenster

By Tovi Fenster

Difficult the normal therapy of human rights solid in basically felony frameworks, the authors argue that, in an effort to advertise the idea of human rights, its geographies and spatialities has to be investigated and be made specific. A wealth of case experiences study the importance of those elements in a number of nations with multi-cultured societies, and establish how one can combine human rights concerns in making plans, improvement and coverage making. The publication makes use of case experiences from united kingdom, Israel, Canada, Singapore, united states, Peru, eu Union, Australia and the Czech Republic.

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Coomaraswamy, R. : University of Pennsylvania Press. Eisenstein, Z. (1996) ‘Women’s publics and the search for new democracies’, paper presented at the conference: Women, Citizenship and Difference, in London, 16–18 July, 1996. S. Fainstein (eds) 20 I MPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING AND DEVE LOPMENT Readings in Planning Theory, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Foucault, M. (1977) Power/Knowledge, New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf. Friedman, J. Fainstein (eds) Readings in Planning Theory, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

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One of the major criticisms of both approaches is that neither of them take account of internal differentiation and differences in positioning (Yuval-Davis 1997). 39 TOVI FENSTER What is perhaps more relevant to the discussion in this chapter is to approach the debate about cultures and planning from a power relations point of view, looking at planning as the field in which power relations have their spatial expressions, as elaborated in Chapter 1. This chapter deals with the extent to which such power relations in planning affect its outcomes so that planning as a modern project serves as a double control over minorities in general and women in particular.

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