Gender considerations and civil society are both major issues in the current debate about the implementation of EU development policy. This volume provides a new perspective and focus on the increasingly important issues of gender equality, democracy and participation to explain how they impact on policy. This book will appeal to those interested in the European Union, in EU external relations, gender issues, civil society, and development.
Contents: Introduction: Integrating gender and civil society into European Union development policy, Maurizio Carbone and Marjorie R. Lister. Part 1 Gender: Gender and European Union development policy, Marjorie R. Lister; Gender in ACP-EU relations: the Cotonou Agreement, Karin Arts; Gender equality and EU development policy towards Latin America, Gloria Angulo and Christian Freres; Gender in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, Jan Orbie; Gender in European Union development initiatives in Asia, Carolyn I. Sobritchea; Gender mainstreaming in EU external relations: Lessons from the Eastern enlargement, Charlotte Bretherton. Part 2 Civil Society: Civil society and European Union development policy, Stephen R. Hurt; Mainstreaming civil society in ACP-EU development cooperation, Jean Bossuyt; The European Union and strengthening civil society in Africa, Gordon Crawford; EU-Mercosur relations: the challenges of civil society cooperation, Paraskevi Bessa-Rodrigues; Civil society cooperation between the EU and its Southern Mediterranean neighbours, Ulrike Julia Reinhardt; EU-Asia relations: the role of civil society in the ASEM process, Sebastian Bersick; European NGOs in EU development policy: Between frustration and resistance, Maurizio Carbone; Index.