Gender and the European Union

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 15, 2010 - Political Science - 240 pages
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This broad ranging new text provides a systematic assessment of the emergence of gender as a significant issue on the EU agenda and of the EU's impact on gender inequality, both in terms of specifically gender-related policies and the gender dimensions of other policies.

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Contents

Introducing Gender and the European Union
1
The History of Gender in the European Union
26
Gendering Political Representation in the European
50
4
76
Reconciling Work and Family
104
Gender Mainstreaming in EU PolicyMaking
125
Gender Violence in the European Union
148
Gender
168
Conclusion
214
Womens Policy Agencies in the EU
223
Bibliography
232
Index
264
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About the author (2010)

JOHANNA KANTOLA is Senior Lecturer in Political Science, University of Helsinki, Finland.