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Under (Re-) Construction: die Fragmentierung des deutschen Geschlechterregimes durch die neue Familienpolitik

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  • Bothfeld, Silke
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    Das deutsche Geschlechterregime bleibt vom Wandel in der deutschen Familienpolitik nicht unberührt. Allerdings ist kein Übergang zu einem neuen Geschlechtermodell, etwa dem Zweiverdienermodell, zu beobachten. Vielmehr werden neue, widersprüchliche Anreize institutionalisiert, die unterschiedlichen normativen und kausalen, teilweise gegenläufigen Annahmen entsprechen und sich ganz unterschiedlichen Modellen zuordnen lassen. Am Beispiel der deutschen Familienpolitik lässt sich zeigen, dass diese Fragmentierungen eine typische, wenngleich nicht notwendige Begleiterscheinung institutionellen Wandels sind. Diese werden sichtbar, wenn Geschlechterregime und institutioneller Wandel - wie die feministische Wohlfahrtsstaatsforschung vorschlägt - nicht nur in ihrer horizontalen Dimension, sondern auch in ihrer vertikalen Dimension analysiert werden. Während horizontale Fragmentierungen auf eine mangelhafte Koordinierung zwischen Politikfeldern verweisen und zu Inkonsistenz institutioneller Regime führen, sind vertikale Fragmentierungen die Folge von Spannungen zwischen der institutionellen Regulierung und den tatsächlichen sozialen Praktiken. Das Konzept der Fragmentierung verweist somit auf ein strukturelles Problem des Social Policy-Making: Die Notwendigkeit der expliziten Bezugnahme auf klare Leitbilder, die als Orientierung bei der Konkretisierung von Reformprojekten notwendig ist, um Inkonsistenzen und Inkohärenzen möglichst zu vermindern. -- Under (Re-) Construction – Fragmentation of the German Gender Regime through the new Family Policy: The German gender regime has not remained untouched by recent changes to German family policy. However, a transition to the new gender model, a two-earner model, is yet to be seen. Rather, new conflicting incentives are being institutionalised, which represent different normative and causal, sometimes contradictory assumptions and which can be ascribed to totally different models. German family policy is a good example on which to demonstrate that this fragmentation is a typical, but at the same time, not unavoidable side-effect of institutional change. This becomes evident when gender regimes and institutional change are analysed – as feminist Welfare State research suggests – not only in their horizontal but also in their vertical dimension. While horizontal fragmentation implies inadequate coordination between policy fields and leads to inconsistent institutional regimes, vertical fragmentation is the consequence of tension between institutional regulation and actual social practice. As such, the concept of fragmentation indicates a structural phenomenon in social policy-making: Explicit reference to clear guiding principles, are essential as orientation in the concrete implementation of reform projects if inconsistence and incoherence are to be avoided.

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    Paper provided by University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS) in its series Working papers of the ZeS with number 01/2008.

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