Gender and Politics

Gender Equality Norms in Regional Governance

Transnational Dynamics in Europe, South America and Southern Africa

Editors: van der Vleuten, Anna, van Eerdewijk, Anouka, Roggeband, C. (Eds.)

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This book analyses the diffusion of norms concerning gender-based violence and gender mainstreaming of aid and trade between the EU, South America and Southern Africa. Norm diffusion is conceptualized as a truly multidirectional and polycentric process, shaped by regional governance and resulting in new geometries of transnational activism.

About the authors

Petra Debusscher, University of Antwerp, Belgium Merran Hulse, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann, Free University Berlin, Germany Joni van de Sand, WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform, The Netherlands Alison Woodward, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Reviews

The book succeeds in bringing together research on transnational norm diffusion with comparative regionalism. The combination provides a fresh perspective on how global norms of gender equality are contested and negotiated when they travel from the global to the regional level.

Professor Tanja A. Börzel, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Center for European Integration, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Bringing together insights from international relations, feminist scholarship, policy analysis, social movement theory and development studies, this book develops a novel theoretical framework to examine the contribution of regional norms and governance institutions to the advancement of gender equality. Drawing on the meso-level of regional governance in the EU, the OAS and Mercosur in South America, and SADC in Southern Africa, the book shows how norms translate, travel, and change in the dynamics between transnational, national, regional and interregional actors. Feminist scholars, social movement specialists, and students of transnational governance will all profit from this rich collection of interdisciplinary research.

Sidney Tarrow, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Department of Government, Cornell University, USA

"This innovative study brings together insights from regional institutionalism and norm diffusion to illuminate the complex geometry of global gender equality norms. Employing a unique comparative empirical examination of four regional institutions, the collection reveals the multi-level, multi-actor, and multi-directional processes of gendered norm diffusion. Study results decenter assumptions of European dominance and reveal the importance of long-term engagement by flexible, principled feminist networks."

Elisabeth Jay Friedman, Professor of Politics and Latin American Studies, University of San Francisco


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Vleuten, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Regional Governance, Gender and Transnationalism: A First Exploration

    Vleuten, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 17-41

  • Gender Equality Norm Diffusion and Actor Constellations: A First Exploration

    Eerdewijk, Anouka (et al.)

    Pages 42-64

  • EU and the Export of Gender Equality Norms: Myth and Facts

    Woodward, Alison E. (et al.)

    Pages 67-92

  • Gender Mainstreaming in EU Development Policy towards Southern Africa and South America

    Debusscher, Petra

    Pages 93-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender Equality Norms in Regional Governance
Book Subtitle
Transnational Dynamics in Europe, South America and Southern Africa
Editors
  • Anna van der Vleuten
  • Anouka van Eerdewijk
  • C. Roggeband
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30145-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137301451
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30144-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45355-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 253
Topics