Title
Gender mainstreaming in European commission development policy in Asia : a transformative tool? Gender mainstreaming in European commission development policy in Asia : a transformative tool?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
,
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
Asian journal of women's studies. - Place of publication unknown
Volume/pages
16(2010) :3 , p. 80-111
ISSN
1225-9276
ISI
000282405800004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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.
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