Les Défis de la République: Genre, Territoires, Citoyenneté
co-edited by Bruno Perreau, and Joan W. Scott
Presses de Sciences Po, January 2017
How does political change occur? Les Défis de la République brings together eight distinguished contributors who assess the impact of demands for voting rights for non-citizens, campaigns for the rights of gays and lesbians, and for equal access to political office for women and men. As a point of departure, the book considers the career of Françoise Gaspard—a scholar, activist and political leader—who launched the idea of political parity in France, authored numerous policy proposals to implement gender equality in European cities, and helped rewrite constitutions throughout the world (notably in Rwanda and Tunisia) as the French delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. At this moment focused on the coming presidential election in France, Les Défis de la République intervenes in an important discussion about the nature of change, and argues for incrementalism in the face of conservative backlash.