Publication
Title
Sowing the seeds of its own failure : implementing the concept of gender mainstreaming
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Social politics : international studies in gender, state, and society. - Oxford, 1994, currens
Publication
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
ISSN
1072-4745 [print]
1468-2893 [online]
Volume/pages
18:4(2011), p. 469-489
ISI
000298186600001
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 16.11.2017
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