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Themes in Policy Making on Women’s Rights Issues

The study of women and politics demonstrates how difficult it is to draw a boundary between the political and the nonpolitical. Potentially, everything has a political aspect, that is, a meaning that confers more power, legitimacy, and value to some people and ideas than to others. Because some subjects are more important than others, even the choice of chapter themes and titles in a textbook has a political dimension. Deciding which issues to include in each chapter involves other political choices, as well as the inevitable analysis and conclusions about the debates. The astute reader will be aware of the choices that the author has made and will consider their political meaning.