Gender and the European Union

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Jul 14, 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

1 Introducing Gender and the European Union
1
2 The History of Gender in the European Union
26
3 Gendering Political Representation in the European Union
50
4 PolicyMaking Processes Actors and Institutions in the EU from a Gender Perspective
76
Reconciling Work and Family
104
6 Gender Mainstreaming in EU PolicyMaking
125
7 Gender Violence in the European Union
148
Gender and Intersecting Inequalities
168
9 Gendering Europeanization in the Enlarged Union
189
10 Conclusion
214
Womens Policy Agencies in the EU
223
Bibliography
232
Index
264
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JOHANNA KANTOLA is Senior Lecturer in Political Science, University of Helsinki, Finland.

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