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Transgender Politics in the UK

Monro, Surya (2003) Transgender Politics in the UK. Critical Social Policy, 23 (4). pp. 433-452. ISSN 0261-0183

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Abstract

This article develops notions of transgender citizenship in relation to existing approaches to citizenship, including liberalism, neoliberalism and communitarianism. Changes relating to New Labour's Third Way provide some support for transgender citizenship. However, these are limited because New Labour has yet to fully support gender diversity, to embrace different forms of morality, to tackle underlying structural inequalities and to develop sufficiently strong mechanisms for participation. The article argues that a robust participatory democracy is necessary for ensuring transgender political participation and social inclusion. Full transgender citizenship would lead to fundamental changes in the social organization of gender and social policy positions concerning gender.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2009 14:28
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2009 14:28
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/6047

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