9780230296459

Gendering the European Union New Approaches to Old Democratic Deficits

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230296459

  • ISBN10:

    0230296459

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

An exploration of European integration as seen through a gender lens. This book looks at integration theories, institutional relationships, enlargement, the development of gender law and the role of formal actors, scholars and expert networks in the EU policy-making process. With a focus on gender mainstreaming as a new approach to gender policy.

Author Biography

GABRIELE ABELS is Professor of Comparative Political Science and European Integration, Department of Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany.
 
JOYCE MARIE MUSHABEN is Professor of Comparative and Gender Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
List of Tables, Figures and Boxes
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Studying the European Union from a Gender Perspective; G.Abels&J.M.Mushaben
PART I: GENDERING PERSPECTIVES AND EU PROCESSES
Gendering Theories of European Integration; A.Kronsell
Gendering the Institutions and Actors of the EU; A.van der Vleuten
Gendering the EU Policy Process and Constructing the Gender Acquis; B.Locher
From Equal Treatment to Gender Mainstreaming and Diversity Management; A.E.Woodward
Gendering Enlargement of the European Union; Y.Galligan & S.Clavero
PART II: MELIORATING OLD AND NEW EU POLICY DEFICITS AND BLIND SPOTS
The Common Agricultural Policy and Gender Equality; E.Prügl
Gendering Employment Policy: From Equal Pay to Work-life Balance; A.Hubert
Gendering the Social Policy Agenda: Anti-discrimination, Social Inclusion and Social Protection; M.Stratigaki
Research by, for and about Women: Gendering Science and Research Policy; G.Abels
Women on the Move: EU Migration and Citizenship Policy; J.M.Mushaben
Conclusion: Rethinking the Double Democratic Deficit of the EU; J.M.Mushaben&G.Abels
References
Index

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