Publication
Title
Power and gender: policy frames on gender inequality in politics in the Netherlands and Spain
Author
Abstract
This article studies a potential barrier for women in political decision-making: the way in which policy documents frame the concept of power. Our study covers a selection of Dutch and Spanish policy documents on the issue of women in political decision-making. Drawing on Steven Lukes, Hannah Arendt, and Michel Foucault, we examine what policy actors say about the concept of power and we analyze existing power mechanisms in the text, even when the concept of power or the power relations between the sexes is not explicitly discussed . Policy documents do not really discuss power, but yet they (implicitly) accept and reproduce existing power relations between the sexes. This lack of problematization of existing power relations might present an important discursive barrier for women to positions of decision-making
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Journal of women, politics & policy. - Abingdon
Publication
Abingdon : 2009
ISSN
1554-477X
1554-4788
Volume/pages
30:4(2009), p. 357-380
ISI
000271651600002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 28.10.2009
Last edited 24.11.2017
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