This dissertation examines the impact of international institutions on women's rights policies by focusing on the European Union (EU) as a case study in order to illustrate the influence and the ways in which international factors affect women's right as a global policy concern. The principle proposition of this study is that beyond states, institutions are autonomous agents that influence policy outcomes often against member states' preferences.
'Ellina's book is worthwhile and enjoyable reading for a vast audience, both professional and lay, interested in the politics of gender equality in the EU while it is also a valueable contribution to the expanding academic literature on the subject.' - JIRD, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2006
'Promoting Women's Rights, The Politics of Gender in the European Union is easy and comprehensive reading. The book is clearly written, presents the arguements in a well structured way and gradually builds up the evidence that enables the author at the end to confirm the propostions presented at the beginning.' - Ilina Hristova, Interdisciplinary Master in East European Studies, University of Bologna