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This booklet is a distinct exploration into the gendered politics of the industrial difficulty in Europe. It focuses, to begin with, at the adjustments within the political and fiscal decision-making associations and methods of the ecu and their effects for gender equality coverage. Secondly, the ebook analyses the gendered affects of austerity politics on member states’ gender equality guidelines, associations, regimes, and debates. ultimately, it addresses feminist and intersectional struggles and resistances opposed to neoliberal, conservative and racist politics throughout Europe. The authors ponder the gendered politics of the commercial situation from a number of feminist ways, laying off new gentle at the idea of the trouble and on questions of politics, associations and intersectionality. The case stories incorporated confer with various components of Europe, from North to South and from East to West, shooting the multifaceted gendered affects of the obstacle. the quantity could be of curiosity to scholars and students of politics, diplomacy, gender experiences, economics, legislation, sociology, social coverage, and eu studies.

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Mary Evans, Clare Hemmings, Marsha Henry, Sumi Madhok, and Sadie Waring, 483–499. London: SAGE. Lahey, Kathleen, and Paloma de Villota. 2013. Economic Crisis, Gender Equality, and Policy Responses in Spain and Canada. Feminist Economics 19(3): 82–107. Liebert, Ulrike, ed. 2003. Gendering Europeanization. Brussels: Peter Lang. 24 J. KANTOLA AND E. LOMBARDO Liljeström, Marianne, and Susanna Paasonen. 2010. Feeling Differences. In Working with Affect in Feminist Readings: Disturbing Differences, ed.

The other directive proposal adopted by the Commission since 2007 does not contradict these general tendencies. Indeed the proposed directive on “improving the gender balance of non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges” is a relatively ambitious text that aims to achieve 40 % of the “under-represented sex” in leadership positions. Presented in November 2013, this proposal became the Commission’s main legislative project in the defence of gender equality. This text is symbolic of the recent shift towards the use of the law rather than funding programmes as policy instruments to tackle public problems—initiatives in favour of the participation of women in decision-making have been undertaken at the EU level since the mid-1990s under the form of positive action programmes.

Europeanisation: Solution or Problem?. European Integration online Papers 8(16). at/eiop/pdf/2004-016. pdf. Accessed 14 Oct 2016. GENDER AND THE POLITICS OF THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IN EUROPE 25 Rubery, Jill. 2014. From Women and Recession to Women and Austerity: A Framework for Analysis. In Women and Austerity: The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality, ed. Maria Karamessini and Jill Rubery, 17–36. London: Routledge. Smith, Nicola. 2016. Toward a Queer Political Economy of the Crisis. In Scandalous Economics.

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