Title
Sowing the seeds of its own failure : implementing the concept of gender mainstreaming Sowing the seeds of its own failure : implementing the concept of gender mainstreaming
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford :Oxford University Press ,
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
Social politics : international studies in gender, state, and society. - Oxford, 1994, currens
Volume/pages
18(2011) :4 , p. 469-489
18(2011) :4 , p. 469-489
ISSN
1072-4745
1468-2893
ISI
000298186600001
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Despite initial optimism, gender mainstreaming often turns into a formalistic exercise whilst losing sight of its broader goal of promoting gender equality. This article suggests that a problem is gender mainstreamings largely undefined goal, combined with a rational logic underpinning its implementation. We apply a typology distinguishing substantive, procedural, and combined gendermainstreaming initiatives to analyze Belgian gender-mainstreaming policies since 1995. Our findings suggest an evolution from more procedural to more combined mainstreaming policies. The rationalist perception underlying gender mainstreaming, in combination with the absence of a gender equality policy objective, turns gender mainstreaming into a formal exercise.
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