Introduction by Narayan and Shanley.
1. Alchemy or Fool's Gold? Assessing Feminist Doubts about Rights: E. Kiss.
2. Decoding 'Dependency': Inscriptions of Power in a Keyword of the US Welfare State: N. Fraser and L. Gordon.
3. Towards a Feminist Vision of Citizenship: Rethinking the Implications of Dignity, Political Participation, and Nationality: U. Narayan.
4. The Jurispolitics of Privacy: A. L. Allen.
5. Revisioning the Family: Relational Rights and Responsibilities: M. Minow and M. L. Shanley.
6. Political Children: Reflections on Hannah Arendt's Distinction between Public and Private Life: J. Bethke Elshtain.
7. The Heady Political Life of Compassion: E. V. Spelman.
8. Feminism and Power: A. Yeatman.
9. Rethinking Anarchism/Rethinking Power: A Contemporary Feminist Perspective: M. Ackelsberg.
10. Intersectionality and Identity Politics: Learning from Violence against Women of Color: K. Crenshaw.
11. The Theory and Practice of Freedom: The Case of Battered Women: N. Hirschmann.
"A most welcome addition to any political theory course." Political Studies
* Includes chapters written by leading scholars in philosophy, politics, sociology and law which together provide a rich interdisciplinary analysis of critical issues in political theory.
* Covers conventional concepts such as rights, power, freedom and citizenship, as well as less-frequently discussed topics such as dependency, childhood, compassion and suffering.