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Gender and Politics

Gender and the Economic Crisis in Europe

Politics, Institutions and Intersectionality

Editors: Kantola, Johanna, Lombardo, Emanuela (Eds.)

  • Develops our understanding of gender as a deeply intersectional concept, highlighting especially race, ethnicity and class
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach that considers economic, sociological and IR perspectives
  • Includes discussions of the discursive dynamics between EU member and non-member states in Europe
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About this book

This book is a unique exploration into the gendered politics of the economic crisis in Europe. It focuses, firstly, on the changes in the political and economic decision-making institutions and processes of the EU and their consequences for gender equality policy. Secondly, the book analyses the gendered impacts of austerity politics on member states’ gender equality policies, institutions, regimes, and debates. Finally, it addresses feminist and intersectional struggles and resistances against neoliberal, conservative and racist politics across Europe. The authors consider the gendered politics of the economic crisis from a variety of feminist approaches, shedding new light on the concept of the crisis and on questions of politics, institutions and intersectionality. The case studies included refer to different parts of Europe, from North to South and from East to West, capturing the multifaceted gendered impacts of the crisis. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, international relations, gender studies, economics, law, sociology, social policy, and European studies.

About the authors

Johanna Kantola is Academy Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her books include Gender and Political Analysis (with Lombardo, 2017), Gender and the European Union (2010) and Feminists Theorize the State (2006). She is one of the editors of The Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics (2013) and Palgrave’s Gender and Politics book series.

Emanuela Lombardo is Senior Lecturer at Madrid Complutense University, Spain. Her latest books are Gender and Political Analysis (with Kantola, 2017) and The Symbolic Representation of Gender (with Meier, 2014). Recent articles can be found in Politics, European Political Science, Gender, Work and Organization, and Comparative European Politics.

Reviews

“This is a sophisticated, wide-ranging and multi-faceted book that convincingly demonstrates the importance of gendering the analysis of the economic crisis in Europe. All interested in understanding this crisis should read it.” (Sylvia Walby OBE, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Lancaster University, UK)

“This book provides a compelling gender analysis of the global financial crisis, its austerity effects and civil society responses. It questions Europe’s prevailing answers to growth, stagnation and employment, including the effort to mainstream gender equality concerns in policymaking. It shows how the European Union’s monetary policy and conditionality is used to legitimise particular neoliberal policies within European states; and most hopefully, it examines the new political and feminist forces generated in opposition to crisis and austerity policies. This is a book for all political analysts who want to understand better the social and economic conditions generating the rise of inequality and populism across European democratic heartlands.” (Professor Jacqui True, Monash University, Australia)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Gender and the Politics of the Economic Crisis in Europe

    Kantola, Johanna (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

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  • A Policy in Crisis. The Dismantling of the EU Gender Equality Policy

    Jacquot, Sophie

    Pages 27-48

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  • The Gender Politics of EU Economic Policy: Policy Shifts and Contestations Before and After the Crisis

    Cavaghan, Rosalind

    Pages 49-71

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  • Opportunity and Setback? Gender Equality, Crisis and Change in the EU

    Weiner, Elaine (et al.)

    Pages 73-93

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  • Gendering European Economic Narratives: Assessing the Costs of the Crisis to Gender Equality

    Guerrina, Roberta

    Pages 95-115

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50778-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50777-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and the Economic Crisis in Europe
Book Subtitle
Politics, Institutions and Intersectionality
Editors
  • Johanna Kantola
  • Emanuela Lombardo
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50778-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50778-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50777-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 illustrations in colour
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