Mackay examines "care" as both a political practice and a political idea, using it to explain the current situation with regard to women's representation and to offer a prescription and resource for change.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 (20)
Part I Getting There, Being There - Making a 21 (102)
In the Way of Women: Barriers to Political 23 (29)
Speaking from Experience: Barriers to 52 (24)
Political Representation and the Rhetorics of 76 (27)
Equality and Difference
Representation in Practice 103(20)
Part II Challenging Politics? Women and Care 123(94)
The Ethics of Care: a Dangerous Politics? 125(32)
Women, Common Sense and the Political Ethics 157(37)
Conclusion: Doing Politics, Speaking Care: 194(23)
Sharpening the Vision?