9781137028082

Gender Equality, Intersectionality, and Diversity in Europe

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    9781137028082

  • ISBN10:

    1137028084

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-01
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Analyzing the developments which have characterized EU gender equality policies and women's transnational activism since the introduction of multiple discrimination policies in the 1990s, this book identifies two interrelated challenges: diversity of women's interests, and degendering of policies. Drawing on discursive policy analysis, it addresses the interaction between policies, institutions and civil society actors in relation to gender equality, diversity and intersectionality at the European level. Rolandsen Agustín successfully integrates the concepts of diversity and gender equality into a contextualized approach to analyzing transnational intersectionality. This unique approach focuses on processes of institutionalization and mobilization, which are addressed in relation to the institutional setup of the EU, its policies and policymaking structures, as well as transnational civil society mobilization and interaction with EU institutions.

Author Biography

Lise Rolandsen Agustín is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Equality, Diversity and Gender (EDGE), Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark. She has previously participated in the European Commission FP6 projects EUROSPHERE (on diversity and the European public sphere) and QUING (on European gender equality policies), and she has published articles with Social Politics and European Journal of Women's Studies, among others, on transnational women's activism, multiple discrimination, intersectionality and diversity, as well as EU gender equality policies and policy-making processes.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Challenges to European Union Gender Equality Policies
1. Policymaking, Institutionalization and Collective Mobilization: a Model for Transnational Intersectional Analysis
2. Gender and Other Inequalities in the Institutionalization of 'Multiple Discrimination'
3. Minority Intersectional Constituencies and Women's Collective Mobilization at the European Level
4. Genderbased Violence and the Framing of Equality Policies
5. Transnational Policy Framings: (De)gendering in the Context of Institutionalization
6. Problematizing the 'Gendered Other': Integration, Violence and Culturalization

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