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Gender and Politics

Feminist Framing of Europeanisation

Gender Equality Policies in Turkey and the EU

Editors: Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm, Rahime, Cin, Melis (Eds.)

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  • Develops a feminist framework of Europeanisation 
  • Shows the limitations of Europeanisation emanating from a problematic gender equality understanding of the EU 
  • Provides a moral and ethical philosophical lens to examine the nature of rights and human dignity
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‘Bridging European and gender studies, this volume deserves a great welcome to the literature. It not only offers a feminist reading of Europeanisation in general, but also discusses the process of Europeanisation and de-Europeanisation of Turkey with regard to changes in gender policy. The book demonstrates that the EU is the leading body to advocate gender equality, and also proves that it is a firm gender actor compared to other international organisations. However, as the volume also shows, the EU is not yet a normative gender actor due to the absence of a feminist rationale in promoting gender equality abroad. The contributions offer significant insights into EU-Turkey relations from a gender studies perspective.’

Ayhan Kaya, Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair for European Politics of Interculturalism, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

‘Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm and Cin have curated a timely volume that applies a feminist lens to the well-known Europeanisation framework. Using the case of Turkey, the book extends the focus of European studies scholarship that analyses the adaptation of non-member states to EU policies and practices to setting a new feminist agenda in the adaptation to the EU. Beyond the new insights offered on the Turkish case study, the volume provides a powerful critique, and highlights the limits of the EU’s reach outside of its current border.’

Toni Haastrup, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Stirling, UK

‘This pioneering volume, which extends feminist perspectives to the study of EU toward candidate countries, is a must-read for scholars of EU integration and gender studies.’

Bahar Rumelili, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at the Department of International Relations, Koc University, Turkey


This book explores the Europeanisation of gender policies and addresses some of the challenges of the debates surrounding the EU’s impact on domestic politics. Using Turkey as a case study, it illustrates that Europeanisation needs a feminist agenda and perspective. The first part of the book critically engages with the literature on Europeanisation, the EU’s gender policies and gender policymaking, and the interaction between Europeanisation and gender policies to argue that the Europeanisation framework falls short in devising sustainable gender policies due to a lack of feminist rationale and theory. Subsequently, the book develops a feminist framework of Europeanisation by drawing on the work of key feminist philosophers (Carole Pateman, Onora O’Neill, Nancy Fraser, Anne Phillips, Iris Young) and uses this framework to offer a critique of the Europeanisation of gender policies in various areas where the EU has prompted changes to domestic policies, including in civil society, political representation, private sector, violence against women, education, and asylum policy. 

About the authors

Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bahçeşehir University, Turkey. She is also an associate member of the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP). Her research focusses on Europeanisation, EU foreign policy, Turkish foreign policy, gendering EU studies, and gender and diplomacy. She is the author of Conditionality, the EU and Turkey: From Transformation to Retrenchment (2019).

F. Melis Cin is Lecturer in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University, UK. She is a feminist researcher with a particular interest in exploring the relationship between education, peace and international development. She is the author of Gender Justice, Education and Equality: Creating Capabilities for Girls’ and Women’s Development (2017) and the co-editor of Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development (with A. Lopez-Fogues, 2018).

Reviews

‘Bridging European and gender studies, this volume deserves a great welcome to the literature. It not only offers a feminist reading of Europeanisation in general, but also discusses the process of Europeanisation and de-Europeanisation of Turkey with regard to changes in gender policy. The book demonstrates that the EU is the leading body to advocate gender equality, and also proves that it is a firm gender actor compared to other international organisations. However, as the volume also shows, the EU is not yet a normative gender actor due to the absence of a feminist rationale in promoting gender equality abroad. The contributions offer significant insights into EU-Turkey relations from a gender studies perspective.’

Ayhan Kaya, Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair for European Politics of Interculturalism, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

 

‘Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm and Cin have curated a timely volume that applies a feminist lens to the well-known Europeanisation framework. Using the case of Turkey, the book extends the focus of European studies scholarship that analyses the adaptation of non-member states to EU policies and practices to setting a new feminist agenda in the adaptation to the EU. Beyond the new insights offered on the Turkish case study, the volume provides a powerful critique, and highlights the limits of the EU’s reach outside of its current border.’

Toni Haastrup, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Stirling, UK

 

‘This pioneering volume, which extends feminist perspectives to the study of EU toward candidate countries, is a must-read for scholars of EU integration and gender studies.’

–Bahar Rumelili, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at the Department of International Relations, Koc University, Turkey

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Why Gender and the EU?

    Pages 3-18

    Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm, Rahime (et al.)

  • Enlargement Strategy of the EU: A Framework for Analysis for the (De)Europeanisation in Turkey

    Pages 19-40

    Soyaltin-Colella, Digdem (et al.)

  • EU Foreign Policy and Gender: How Does the EU Incorporate Gender in Its External Relations?

    Pages 41-61

    Anagnostakis, Dimitrios

  • Alternative Explanations from Feminist Theories: Towards a Feminist Framework for the Europeanisation Process

    Pages 63-84

    Cin, F. Melis (et al.)

  • Construction of a Gender Equality Regime? The Case of European Union Assistance in Turkey

    Pages 85-105

    Boşnak, Büke

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminist Framing of Europeanisation
Book Subtitle
Gender Equality Policies in Turkey and the EU
Editors
  • Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm
  • Melis Cin
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52770-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52770-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52769-3
Series ISSN
2662-5814
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 288
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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