Changing State Feminism

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

EditorJoyce Outshoorn

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Most Western democracies established women's policy agencies to improve the status of women by the 1990s. However, the political context has changed drastically: developments such as welfare state reform, multilevel governance, regionalization and decentralization have impinged on opportunities for agencies and women's movements to mobilize. One of the book's key questions is how have women's policy agencies been able to develop, maintain or enhance their roles in the transformed political context and how have women's movements adapted to change in twelve states.

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Most Western democracies established women's policy agencies to improve the status of women by the 1990s. However, the political context has changed drastically: developments such as welfare state reform, multilevel governance, regionalization and decentralization have impinged on opportunities for agencies and women's movements to mob...

JOYCE OUTSHOORN is Professor of Women's Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. JOHANNA KANTOLA is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230516610

ISBN - 13:9780230516618

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Changing State Feminism--J.Kantola * Australia: The Fall of the Femocrat--M.Sawer * What Happened to the Model Student? Austrian State Feminism since the Mid-1990s--B.Sauer * State Feminism and Women's Movements in Belgium: Complex Patterns in a Multi-Level System--K.Celis & P.Meier * State Feminism Finnish Style: Strong Policies Clash with Implementation--A.M.Holli & J.Kantola * Women's Policy Agencies, Women's Movements and a Shifting Political Context: Toward a Gendered Republic in France?--A.Mazur * Gender in Post-Unification Germany: Between Institutions, Deregulation and Privatization--S.Lang * Unfinished Business: Equality Politics and the Changing State of State Feminism in Great Britain--J.Lovenduski * Women's Policy Machinery in Italy between European Pressure and Domestic Constraints--M.Guadagnini & A.Donà * New Politics, New Opportunities? The Women's Policy Agency in the Netherlands in the Last Decade--J.Outshoorn & J.Oldersma * The Evolution of Spanish State Feminism: A Fragmented Landscape--M.Bustelo & C.Ortbals * State Feminism, the Women's Movement, Gender Mainstreaming and the EU--C.Bergqvist , D.Sainsbury & T.O.Blandy * Femocrats in a Cold Climate: U.S. Women's Policy Machinery in the Era of Republican Dominance--D.E.McBride * Assessing Changes in State Feminism--J.Outshoorn & J.Kantola