In the New Politics of Gender Equality Judith Squires examines the origins, evolution and key features of three strategies that have been employed across the world in pursuit of gender equality – quotas, policy agencies and gender mainstreaming. The author critically examines each strategy to see how far they transform political institutions and agendas and to what extent they lead rather to the assimilation of women in male-defined structures. Squires argues that a multi-pronged approach, drawing on democratic rather than technocratic strategies, offers the best potential for advancing gender equality. She highlights too the limitations of approaches that ignore inequalities among women and the challenges of developing equality initiatives to address multiple and cross-cutting inequalities between groups.
Judith Squires is Professor of Political Theory, University of Bristol. She has written, researched and published widely in the field of gender politics and gender equality.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
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Table of Contents
Engaging the State: Institutionalizing Gender Equality.- Equality Strategies: Gender Quotas, Women's Policy Agencies and Mainstreaming.- Making a difference? Evaluating Impact.- Working Together? Analysing Interrelations.- Fair Representation? Quotas.- Feminist Advocacy? Policy Agendas.- Engendering Governance? Mainstreaming.- Future Challenges: Negotiating Diversity.
What People are Saying About This
Squires' arguments are cogent, clear, timely and theoretically comprehensive... [She] has written as clear an account of the current dilemmas of equality policies as is possible... and offers a powerful exposition of what is at stake.' - Joni Lovenduski, Politics and Gender '