This Handbook maps the expanding field of gender and EU politics, giving an overview of the fundamentals and new directions of the sub- discipline, and serving as a reference book for (gender) scholars and students at different levels interested in the EU.
In investigating the gendered nature of European integration and gender relations in the EU as a political system, it summarizes and assesses the research on gender and the EU to this point in time, identifies existing research gaps in gender and EU studies and addresses directions for future research. Distinguished contributors from the US, the UK and continental Europe, and from across disciplines from political science, sociology, economics and law, expertly inform about gender approaches and summarize the state of the art in gender and EU studies.
The Routledge Handbook of Gender and EU Politics provides an essential and authoritative source of information for students, scholars and researchers in EU studies/ politics, gender studies/ politics, political theory, comparative politics, international relations, political and gender sociology, political economy, European and legal studies/ law.
Table of Contents
1. Whose Story is it Anyway? Studying European Integration with a Gender Lens PART 1: Gendering the EU: Theoretical Perspectives Thematic introduction 2. The EU as a Gender Equality Regime: A Core Research Concept 3. Europeanization 4. Social Constructivism 5. Feminist Institutionalism 6. Feminist Political Economy and its Explanatory Promise 7. EU, Men and Masculinities 8. The EU Approach to Intersectional Discrimination in Law PART 2: Gendering the EU Polity and Structures of Governance Thematic introduction 9. European Parliament 10. Gendering the Council System 11. Gender Equality and the European Commission 12. The European External Action Service 13. The Politics of Gender in the Field of European Agencies 14. The Court of Justice of the EU and Judicial Politics PART 3: Gendered Politics in the EU Thematic introduction 15. Enlargement 16. Gender and EU Citizenship 17. The Privilege of (Defining) Knowledge: Gender Differences in Political Knowledge across Europe 18. Civil Society 19. Party Politics PART 4: Gender Equality and EU Policies Thematic introduction 20. Social and Employment Policy 21. Economic and Monetary Union 22. Trade Policies 23. Development Policy 24. Gender and EU Climate Policy 25. Research Policy 26. Security and Defense Policy 27. Migration and Asylum Policy 28. Violence against Women and Gender-based Violence PART 5: A Gender Lens on Key Issues and Debates Thematic introduction 29. The Populist Challenge to Gender Equality 30. Economic Crisis and the Politics of Austerity 31. The Gender Story of Brexit: From Under-representation of Women to Marginalisation of Equality
Gabriele Abels is Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration at the Institute for Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany.
Andrea Krizsan is Associate Professor at the Central European University, Hungary.
Heather MacRae is Associate Professor and former Jean Monnet Chairholder in the Department of Politics at York University, Toronto, Canada.
Anna van der Vleuten is Professor Contesting Europeanization at the Department of Political Science at Radboud University, The Netherlands
"This superb handbook provides us with cutting-edge chapters on European institutions and European integration by today’s leading gender politics scholars. Their feminist critical analysis of gender and European politics marks a high point in European studies. It will become a classic text, providing foundational contributions to teaching and research for many years to come."
Yvonne Galligan, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
"This handbook is a fantastic intervention into contemporary European studies delving into both the theory and practices of European integration using a gender lens. A one stop shop for all things gender and Europe, the editors have curated an extraordinary collection of contributions. At a time when there is a backlash against insights that centre gender perspectives within Europe and globally, this Handbook demonstrate the need for resistance."
Toni Haastrup, University of Stirling, UK
"The Routledge Handbook of Gender and EU Politics offers a significant, creative corrective to the his-torically biased nature of most grand narratives addressing the European Union’s development. Concentrating on core constructs and institutions, its contributors engage with "mainstream" literature as well as with gender scholarship, pinpointing topics for future research. One can only hope that "malestream" researchers will begin to follow their lead, to ensure a more complete, his- and her-storical picture of what makes the EU "tick" and where it needs to go from here."
Joyce Marie Mushaben, Georgetown University, USA
"At a time when gender equality policies are under attack and the European Union is self-destructing, this book is a crucial reminder of the historical importance of European integration to women’s rights in the region. This handbook is a must-read for students, researchers, journalists and practitioners. It examines politics in a broad sense, covering most fields of political science with openings towards history, law, political economy and sociology. It offers an up-to-date overview of gender politics and the EU, including timely issues such as austerity, Brexit and populism."
David Paternotte, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
"...By bringing different ontological perspectives on gender and the EU together, this handbook will help to ‘gender mainstream’ future EU scholarship..."
Isabelle Hertner, (2021) "Gendering European politics: A story of Progress and Backlash", Journal of European Integration, 43:4, 511-517