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Governance, Institutions and Public Policy

S04
Fran Amery
University of Bath
Petra Ahrens
Tampere University


Abstract

This section provides a forum for panels and papers from different theoretical and methodological perspectives that are interested in addressing how governance, institutions, and public policies –specifically on equality or other policy areas- affect gender and intersectionality and, in turn, are shaped by them. Institutions, policies and processes of governance within the traditional nation-state are increasingly affected by Europeanization, global economic challenges and neoliberal ideologies. How do they adapt to them or challenge them? What are the consequences of structures, policies and forms of governance for women and other disadvantaged groups? How do equality institutions and policies fare in such contexts? Equality institutions are crucial to promote gender+ equality. Yet, austerity measures increasingly threaten them and the policies they promote. And what are the prospects for equal treatment, positive actions, mainstreaming, and antidiscrimination in a framework dominated by economic concerns? ​ In contexts increasingly affected by multi-level decision-making and neoliberal governance, how does the interaction between governments, global institutions, and civil society shape equality policies? How are gender and other equality policies framed, implemented, and evaluated? Why do specific equality policies and issues succeed or fail in different contexts? What alternative, gender+ equal, models of governance, institutions, and policies are proposed? And to what extent is gender+ mainstreamed into governance processes, institutions, and policies? The section welcomes proposals of panels and papers adopting a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches, be they comparative and single country case studies, that are interested in exploring the challenges that governance, institutions, and policies pose to gender and intersectionality, and vice versa.

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P012 Combatting Stereotypes in (early) Childhood? Different Factors in Steering (Gendered) Socialization View Panel Details
P014 Designing the Future? Success and Failure of Political Strategies to Promote Gender Equality View Panel Details
P017 Discourses and Epistemes in Gendered Policy-Making View Panel Details
P019 Employment Equality in the Corporate World: Opportunities and Constraints to the Full Implementation of the Equality Agenda in a Comparative Setting View Panel Details
P034 Feminist Institutionalism and the Role of Political Networks View Panel Details
P043 Gender Equality in Higher Education – Beyond Mere Numbers View Panel Details
P051 Gender, Care and Welfare View Panel Details
P055 Gendered Parliaments and Equality Policy View Panel Details
P060 Governing Sex Work through Affects View Panel Details
P061 Implementing Care Policies to Advance Inclusive Gender Equality View Panel Details
P075 Politicized Pregnancies: Abortion, Assisted Reproduction and Other Stories View Panel Details
P079 Public Policy, Gender (In)equality and the Role of Law View Panel Details
P095 The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer: Gender Training and Gender Expertise View Panel Details
P097 Theorizing Gendered Parliamentary Bodies: The Causes and Consequences of Institutional Design View Panel Details
P102 Violence Against Women – the State, the Individual, and the Law View Panel Details
P104 Welfare States, Social Policies and Inequality: Old and New Questions View Panel Details