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Political Research Exchange - PRX

Gendering Equality in Practice

Policy Analysis
Social Policy
Workshop Number
Workshop Director
Isabelle Engeli
University of Exeter
Workshop Co-Director
Karen Celis
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Since the late 1970s, democratic governments have placed on their agendas, adopted and put into practice an ever-increasing range of policies that both implicitly and explicitly seek to advance women's rights, strike down gender-based hierarchies, and promote gender equality and diversity more generally.

Studies conducted by a broad range of academic researchers, government agencies and NGOs show that gender equality contributes to economic growth and prosperity and that policies promoting gender equality and women’s rights should be actively pursued to ensure a healthy economy. As gender equality is still a distant goal, placing gender equality issues at the core of political party agendas, governments and other key political actors is a crucial first step, next adopting gender equality policies and then implementing and evaluating their impact and outcomes.
While governments and stakeholders have pursued gender equality policies for more than 40 years, the scientific community has only recently turned to the systematic study of all stages of the policy process to fully understand how, when, and why governments and other public actors actively promote and pursue gender equality. Central to this analysis is the question of the relative importance of economic performance in promoting gender equality policy in relation to a host of other factors such as women’s political representation and party competition.

A major obstacle to carrying out this challenging research agenda relies in the lack of comparative and systematic analysis that allows for investigating policy attention, formation and implementation across a large set of national contexts, a broad swathe of time and the full range of policy domains in which gender equality has to be achieved.

The workshop aims at filling up this gap and raises the crucial questions to understand how, why and to what extent does equality policy result in greater gender equality.

Paper List

Title Details
A Rose by Any Other Name? Title IX as a Gender Mainstreaming Model View Paper Details
Challenges and Possibilities in Achieving Gender Equality in Japan View Paper Details
Delivering Equal Representation? A Case Study of the Implementation of Feminised Candidate Selection Policy in the UK View Paper Details
European External Policy through a Feminist Institutionalist Lens: Gender, Power and Contexts View Paper Details
Formative Moments and Path Dependant/Path Developments in the Danish Gender Policy Regime View Paper Details
Gender Construction in Neoliberal Higher Education Reforms in Germany and France View Paper Details
Gender is as Gendered Does? From Macro-Structures to Micro-Experiences of Gender Discrimination in Higher Education in Ireland: Evaluating and Resolving Equality Policy Deficits View Paper Details
Gender Policy Implementation Constrained by a Lack of Policy Ownership: Evidence from the Western Balkans View Paper Details
Gendering Employment Policies in France and Germany: The Relevance of a Cognitive Analysis of the Implementation Process View Paper Details
Implementing Equal Pay Policy in a Right Wing Context: Clash between Gender Equality and Corporatism View Paper Details
Implementing Gender Equality in Belgium: Just a Matter of Adopting Laws? View Paper Details
Implementing Spanish Equal Employment Policies in Austerity Times View Paper Details
Managing Rather Than Steering? Explaining Successful Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in Sweden View Paper Details
Of Pencils and Power: Gender Equality in the Case of the Philippines View Paper Details
Sustainable Gender Equality Policies – A Question of Governance? View Paper Details
Taking Policy Success Seriously: The Gendering Equality Policy in Practice Approach View Paper Details
Translating Global Norms into Local Action: The Campaign Against Gender Based Violence in Africa View Paper Details
Why the Fine Print Matters: Electoral Systems and Regulatory Policies for Implementing Party Quotas in Germany and Austria View Paper Details
Wives, Mothers and Now Daughters: The Gender Impact of Increasing Demand for Eldercare in Ireland and Italy View Paper Details
Working Mothers and Well-Cared Children: Two in One in Contemporary European Family Policy? View Paper Details
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