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Gender Equality Norms in Regional Governance

Gender Equality Norms in Regional Governance

Transnational Dynamics in Europe, South America and Southern Africa
Anna van der Vleuten, Anouka van Eerdewijk, Conny Roggeband, Gender Equality Norms in Regional Governance. Transnational Dynamics in Europe, South America and Southern Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, coll. « Gender and Politics », 2014, 272 p., ISBN : 9781137301444.
Notice publiée le 24 juin 2014

Présentation de l'éditeur

This book investigates the diffusion of gender equality norms in and between the European Union (EU), South America and Southern Africa. It offers an in-depth analysis of the trajectories of norms on gender-based violence and gender mainstreaming of aid and trade. The study proposes a novel theoretical framework that enables scholars to grasp the constant renegotiation of gender equality norms in the dynamics between transnational, national and (inter)regional actor constellations. Moving beyond the predominant 'global-local' approach, it conceptualizes norm diffusion as a multidirectional and polycentric process. The empirical chapters show how new geometries of transnational activism have developed. Last but not least, the text explores how the landscapes through which norms travel impact on the norms as well as on their diffusion, revealing the underlying logics that explain the differences in the strengths of gender equality norms as well as the differences between the EU, Mercosur, Organization of American States and Southern African Development Community.

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Anna van der Vleuten

 Anna van der Vleuten is Associate Professor of European Integration at the Institute for Management Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Associate Fellow of the Potsdam Centrum für Politik und Management, Germany. Her research focuses on comparative regionalism, gender equality policies, LGBT rights and the political role of supranational courts. She is the author of The Price of Gender Equality: Member States and Governance in the European Union and the co-editor of Closing or Widening the Gap? Legitimacy and Democracy in Regional Integration Organizations. She has published inComparative European Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies and West-European Politics, among others. 

Anouka van Eerdewijk

Anouka van Eerdewijk is Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Management Research and the Institute for Gender Studies of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She works as Senior Advisor at the Royal Tropical Institute (Amsterdam). Her research focuses on civil society, gender mainstreaming and transformative change, sexual and reproductive rights, gender-based violence and sexuality. Most of her work is on Sub-Saharan Africa, but she also works on Bangladesh, India and Europe. Her articles have appeared in Globalizations and Gender Development among others. A special issue on gender mainstreaming is forthcoming with the Journal of International Development.

Conny Roggeband

Conny Roggeband is Associate Professor of Political Studies at FLACSO, Ecuador, and Associate Fellow of VU University, Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the interface between gender equality policies and women's organizations. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Social Movements Across Disciplines and The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms and Processes. She has published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Social Politics, Policy & Politics and West European Politics.

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