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Gender Mainstreaming in Politics, Administration and Development in South Asia

Editors: Jamil, I., Aminuzzaman, S.M., Lasna Kabir, S., Haque, M.M. (Eds.)

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  • Examines gender mainstreaming in South Asia
  • Provides an overview of the possibilities and constraints of gender mainstreaming in a region characterized by huge social, political, and economic diversities
  • Focuses on how gender-related issues are incorporated in policy formulation and implementation
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This book explores and analyzes gender mainstreaming in South Asia. Gender mainstreaming as a concept is about removing disparities between men and women – about equal access to resources, inclusion and participation in the public sphere, representation in government, and empowerment, all with the aim of achieving equal opportunities for men and women in family life, society, administration, politics, and the economy. The challenges of gender mainstreaming in South Asia are huge, especially in the contexts of patriarchal, religious, and caste-based social norms and values. Men’s dominance in politics, administration, and economic activities is distinctly visible. Women have been subservient to the policy preferences of their male counterparts. However, in recent years, more women are participating in politics at the local and national levels, in administration, and in formal economic activities. Have gender equality and equity been ensured in South Asia? This book focuses on how gender-related issues are incorporated into policy formulation and governance, how they have fared, what challenges they have encountered when these policies were put into practice, and their implications and fate in the context of five South Asian countries. The authors have used varied frameworks to analyze gender mainstreaming at the micro and macro levels. Written from public administration and political science perspectives, the book provides an overview of the possibilities and constraints of gender mainstreaming in a region, which is not only diverse in ethnicity and religion, but also in economic progress, political culture, and the state of governance.

About the authors

Ishtiaq Jamil is Professor at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway. 
Salahuddin M. Aminuzzaman is Professor of Public Administration and Adviser, South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), North South University, Bangladesh.
Syeda Lasna Kabir is Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
M. Mahfuzul Haque is a former civil servant of the Government of Bangladesh. He is now Assistant Professor, South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Gender Mainstreaming in Politics, Administration, and Development in South Asia

    Pages 1-17

    Jamil, Ishtiaq (et al.)

  • Gendered Electoral Financing: Two Approaches Toward Funding as an Affirmative Action Measure

    Pages 19-36

    Muriaas, Ragnhild Louise

  • How Policy Folds Back Before Implementation: A Study on Unequal Inheritance Right in Bangladesh

    Pages 37-60

    Hossain, Jinat

  • Gender-Based Harassment and Violence in Higher Educational Institutions: A Case from Sri Lanka

    Pages 61-85

    Liyanage, Janethri B. (et al.)

  • ‘Through the Glass Ceiling, over the Glass Cliff?’ Women Leaders in Bangladeshi Public Administration

    Pages 87-109

    Lasna Kabir, Syeda

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender Mainstreaming in Politics, Administration and Development in South Asia
Editors
  • Ishtiaq Jamil
  • Salahuddin M Aminuzzaman
  • Syeda Lasna Kabir
  • M Mahfuzul Haque
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36012-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36012-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36011-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 261
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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