Status of Women in Law in Asian Countries

By Usha Srivastava
November 2010
MD Publications
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9788175332492
283 pages
$47.50 Hardcover

Liberal political theory operates according to the principles of individual choice, personal freedom and religious toleration, grounded in the notion of individual rights. Within this tradition group rights are viewed with susoicion and seen as inherently dangerous and oppressive if they fail to acknowledge conflict and diversity within the grouo. Recently, however,liberals have begun to argue that group interests may, in fact, be accommodated within the framework of individual rights. State law rather than federal law governed women's rights in the early Republic.

The authority of state law meant that much depended upon where a woman lived and the particular social circumstances in her region of the country. The disparity in standards can perhaps be seen most dramatically in the experience of African American women. Within Asia income disparities between rich and poor are increasing prompting many women to migrate just to survive. While some of these women are eager to improve their lives, in other cases daughters are pressured to migrate to support their families in dire financial straits. However in many cases these women pay heavy price for their freedom.

About the Author

Usha Srivastava postgraduate in Sociology from Kanpur University and LL B From Kanpur University had also obtained degree course in Journalism & Mass Communication from Sagar University. She is practicing Advocate in Lucknow court and is also freelancer journalist. She has published many articles in national Newspaper. She takes keen interest in women problems and legal issues of women status.


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