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Transforming gender citizenship, the irresistible rise of gender quotas in Europe, edited by Éléonore Lépinard, Ruth Rubio-Marín - alkaline paper

"Gender quotas are a controversial policy measure. However, over the past twenty years they have been widely adopted around the world and especially in Europe. They are now used in politics, corporate boards, state and local public administration and even in civil society organizations. This book explores this unprecedented phenomenon, providing a...comparative perspective on gender quotas' adoption across thirteen European countries. It also studies resistance to gender quotas by political parties and supreme courts. Providing up-to-date comprehensive data on gender quotas regulations, [this book] proposes a typology of countries, from those which have embraced gender quotas as a new way to promote gender equality in all spheres of social life, to those who have consistently refused gender quotas as a tool for gender equality. Reflecting on divergences and commonalities across Europe, the authors analyze how gender quotas may transform dominant conception of citizenship and gender equality."--, Back cover
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Completing the unfinished task? : gender quotas and the ongoing struggle for women's empowerment in Europe / Éléonore Lépinard and Ruth Rubio-Marín -- Gender quotas in Belgium : consolidating the citizenship model while challenging the conception of gender equality / Petra Meier -- The French parity reform : the never-ending quest for a new gender equality principle / Éléonore Lépinard -- The role of gender quotas in establishing the Slovene citizenship model : from gender blind to gender sensitive / Milica Antić Gaber and Irena Selišnik -- Gender quotas in Spain : broad coverage, uneven treatment / Tània Verge and Emanuela Lombardo -- The protracted struggle for gender quotas in Greek politics : constitutional reform and feminist mobilization in the EU context / Dia Anagnostou -- Eppur si muove : the tortuous adoption and implementation of gender quotas in conservative Italy / Alessia Donà -- From electoral to corporate board quotas : the case of Portugal / Ana Espírito-Santo -- Gender quotas and women's solidarity as a challenge to gender regime in Poland / Anna Śledzińska-Simon -- Quota contagion in Germany : diffusion, derailment, and the quest for parity democracy / Sabine Long -- The Austrian paradox : the challenges of transforming a conservative gender regime / Nora Gresch and Birgit Sauer -- The "natural" prolongation of the Norwegian gender equality policy institution / Mari Teigen -- Gender equality without legislated quotas in Sweden / Lenita Freidenvall -- Gender equality without gender quotas : dilemmas in the Danish approach to gender equality and citizenship / Lise Rolandsen Agustín, Birte Siim, and Anette Borchorst -- Conclusion: Assessing the transformative potential of gender quotas for gender equality and democratic citizenship / Éléonore Lépinard and Ruth Rubio-Marín
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xiii, 467 p., 23 cm.

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