This book, which brings the story of parity democracy in France to anEnglish-speaking audience, is essential reading for students andscholars of electoral democracy, as well as policy makers working toimprove the position of women in public life.
Jocelyne Praud teaches in the Departments ofPolitical Science at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and VancouverIsland University. Sandrine Dauphin is a researcheraffiliated with the Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques deParis, a research laboratory of the Centre national de la recherchescientifique.
Introduction 1 French Women's Struggle for Political Rights and Parity Part 1: Interviews with Parity Advocates andCritics 2 Women's New Cause: Gisele Halimi 3 Equality in Difference: Monique Dental 4 Equality in the Political Sphere: Sylvie Ulrich 5 Favouring Equality of Opportunity in Politics: MicheleAlliot-Marie 6 A Voluntarist Measure to Achieve Equality: RoselyneBachelot-Narquin 7 An Extraordinay Measure to Overcome Men's ExtraordinaryResistance: Yvette Roudy 8 A Tool for Equality: Genevieve Fraisse 9 Affirmative Action Rather than Parity: Christine Delphy 10 Institutionalizing the Division of the Sexes: Eleni Varikas Part 2: Founding Documents on Gender Parity inPolitics 11 Declaration of Athens, 3 November 1992 12 Manifesto of the 577 for Parity Democracy, 10 November 1993 13 Decree No. 95-1114 on the Creation of an Observatoire de laParite entre les Femmes et les Hommes, 18 October 1995 14 Charter of Rome, 18 May 1996 15 Manifesto of the Ten for Parity, 6 June 1996 16 Constitutional Law No. 99-569 on Equality between Women and Men,8 July 1999 17 Law No. 2000-493 to Favour Women's and Men's EqualAccess to Elected Office, 6 June 2000 18 Constitutional Law No. 2008-724 on the Modernization of theInstitutions of the Fifth Republic, 23 July 2008 Conclusion Appendix 1: Chronology on French Women's Struggle forPolitical Rights Appendix 2: Interview Guide Notes Bibliography Index