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Social Partners and Gender Equality

Change and Continuity in Gendered Corporatism in Europe

Editors: Elomäki, Anna, Kantola, Johanna, Koskinen Sandberg, Paula (Eds.)

  • Brings an intersectional gender perspective to bear on social partners and corporatist decision-making in Europe
  • Develops a research agenda on social partners and corporatism within the gender and politics research community
  • Unites leading researchers to make significant inroads into studying social partners and corporatist processes
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About this book

This book breaks new ground in gender and politics research by studying the multiple ways in which gender and intersectional equalities shape and are shaped by social partners representing employers and employees in Europe, as well as the relationships between those social partners. Little critical attention has been paid to these organizations, yet, as this volume illustrates, social partners are important actors in relation to gender and other inequalities at the level of both individual European countries and the European Union. The chapters in this volume explore the impact of social partners on (in)equalities in a variety of 21st-century political contexts, taking into account phenomena such as neoliberalisation, austerity, and the COVID-19 crisis. This volume adds a crucial dimension to studies on gender inequalities in the labour market, contributing to research on issues such as domestic work, the gender pay gap, and the persistent undervaluation of women’s labour and feminized reproductive labour, in particular care work. It also represents a significant contribution to the literature on gender equality policy. The book’s focus on social partners provides important insights that help to explain the persistence of gender inequalities and the difficulties of adopting and implementing policies to combat them. This volume should appeal to students and researchers of gender studies, politics, European politics, employment relations, and international relations, as well as to policymakers engaged in addressing gender inequalities in the labour market.

About the authors

Anna Elomäki is Senior Researcher at Tampere University, Finland.

Johanna Kantola is Professor of Gender Studies at Tampere University, Finland.

Paula Koskinen Sandberg is Postdoctoral Researcher at Tampere University, Finland.

Reviews

“This book offers a collection of insightful and important studies of a long neglected area in gender and politics research. It spans from case studies of gender equality in national trade unions in Europe to the role of social partners in the European Union. A must-read for everyone who wants to understand more about the recent development of gender, power and corporatism in Europe.” (Christina Bergqvist, Professor of Political Science, Uppsala University)

“This volume will interest politics researchers/students as well as those in other fields including sociology, employment relations, business and management studies. Its focus on gender and social partners and how they both shape and challenge gender inequalities is more than timely, it is absolutely essential for understanding how a better world can be built post-pandemic. Individually the chapters address a wide range of pressing issues situated in context of European countries which the editors pull together analytically and theoretically in their overview chapter. Highly recommended reading.” (Gill Kirton, Professor of Employment Relations, Queen Mary University of London)

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eBook 93,08 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Partners and Gender Equality
Book Subtitle
Change and Continuity in Gendered Corporatism in Europe
Editors
  • Anna Elomäki
  • Johanna Kantola
  • Paula Koskinen Sandberg
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-81178-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-81178-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-81177-8
Series ISSN
2662-5814
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 376
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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