Publication
Title
Gender mainstreaming in European commission development policy in Asia : a transformative tool?
Author
Abstract
This article examines gender mainstreaming in European Commission (EC) development aid to Asian countries through quantitative and qualitative study of program documents. First, gender mainstreaming is assessed as a set of techniques of policy practice focusing on gender mainstreaming language, its place in policy texts and inclusion in budgets and indicators. Next, it is approached as a philosophy or frame of analysis, evaluating its transformative potential and analyzing how the issue of gender (in)equality is tackled. I conclude that gender mainstreaming in EC-Asian relations has flourished as an expert-bureaucratic tool, but its transformative potential has been neglected. The intra-European Union agenda, as well as the lack of space for Asian civil society voices, are proposed as explanations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Asian journal of women's studies. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : 2010
ISSN
1225-9276
Volume/pages
16:3(2010), p. 80-111
ISI
000282405800004
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 11.10.2013
Last edited 16.11.2017