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Examining Understandings of Equality: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?


Reg Graycar


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

Jenny Jane Morgan


Melbourne Law School

2004

Australian Feminist Law Journal, Vol. 20, pp. 23-42, 2004
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/67

Abstract:     
This article reflects on the ways in which developments in feminist legal theory, and in particular, the attention paid to theories of equality, have influenced developments in substantive law. The authors review the period between 1990 and 2002; the period of 12 years between the publication of the first and second editions of their co-authored book, The Hidden Gender of Law. They ask why (Australian) courts seem barely to have engaged with the sophisticated discourses of equality that have emerged not only from the academy, but also from some of the jurisprudence developed in other countries, notably Canada and South Africa. While the examples discussed are disparate, what unites them is the theme of equality.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: equality, formal versus substantive equality, gender

JEL Classification: J16, D63, K10, K20

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Graycar, Reg and Morgan, Jenny Jane, Examining Understandings of Equality: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? (2004). Australian Feminist Law Journal, Vol. 20, pp. 23-42, 2004; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/67. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1170055

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Reg Graycar (Contact Author)
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
Jenny Jane Morgan
Melbourne Law School ( email )
Victoria, 3010
Australia
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