Gender equality in the European Union: lessons for democracy?
AbstractThe gendered nature of democratic decision-making in the EU is the focus of this paper. It outlines a theoretical model of democracy that looks at public decision-making processes through a gender lens: gender democracy. It then takes two instances of democratic decision-making in the European Union relevant to gender equality: the Goods and Services Directive and the Recast Equality Directive. Using the concept ‘gender democracy’, the paper illuminates the contingent treatment of gender interests in democratic politics at EU level.
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democracy; directives; gender policy;
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- NEP-ALL-2010-12-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2010-12-04 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-EUR-2010-12-04 (Microeconomic European Issues)
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