Handbook of Feminist Governance


Handbook of Feminist Governance

9781800374805 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Marian Sawer, Emeritus Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, The Australian National University, Australia, Lee Ann Banaszak, Professor, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, US, Jacqui True, Professor of International Relations, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia, Johanna Kantola, Professor of European Politics, University of Helsinki, Finland
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 480 5 Extent: 490 pp
Compiling state-of-the-art research from 58 leading international scholars, this dynamic Handbook explores the evolution of feminist analytical and organising principles and their introduction into governance institutions in national, regional and global settings.

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Compiling state-of-the-art research from 58 leading international scholars, this dynamic Handbook explores the evolution of feminist analytical and organising principles, and their introduction into governance institutions in national, regional and global settings.

Beginning with an introduction to key theoretical concepts and an international timeline of feminist governance, the Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of feminist organisational principles and practice. Chapters cover a variety of timely issues, from quotas, gender budgeting and gender mainstreaming to institutional design, international norm transmission and the emergence of feminist foreign policy. Regional innovations in feminist governance across the EU, Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific are further examined. The Handbook ultimately reflects and builds upon the body of feminist scholarship that has long been part of the development of feminist governance, as well as highlighting potential avenues for future research.

This wide-ranging Handbook will be an essential reference text for students and scholars of gender studies, politics and international relations. Its analysis of what has been achieved by feminist governance across diverse institutional contexts will also assist the work of feminist activists and gender equality practitioners both inside and outside government.
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‘This novel Handbook brings together many of the leading feminist scholars working on governance at the national, regional and international levels. It ranges widely over the central theoretical and methodological approaches including intersectionality and feminist institutionalism, as well as empirically exploring key feminist issues in many major governance institutions.’
– Georgina Waylen, University of Manchester, UK

‘This Handbook brings together an outstanding group of scholars to explore the origins, varieties, and impact of institutionalizing feminist values and governance into regional, national, and international policy-making bodies. Sawer, Banaszak, True, and Kantola have crafted a comprehensive survey, focused on the period from the 1970s forward, that covers a range of both geographic and issue areas. The volume also offers lessons in best practices in applying a feminist lens to governance and policy, making it a resource for practitioners as well as researchers and educators.’
– Pamela Paxton, University of Texas at Austin, US
Contributors: Karin Aggestam, Petra Ahrens, Kerryn Baker, Julie Ballington, Lee Ann Banaszak, Srilatha Batliwala, Sarah Childs, Monica Costa, Serena D’Agostino, Sara E. Davies, Andrea den Boer, Michelle Deshong, Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Anna Elomäki, Tammy Findlay, Anne Marie Goetz, Lisa Guido, Kirsten Haack, Toni Haastrup, Erin Hannah, Jessica Horn, Sophie Jacquot, Johanna Kantola, Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson, Meryl Kenny, Tanja Kovac, Andrea Krizsan, Mona Lena Krook, Marina Kumskova, Caroline Lambert, Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Emanuela Lombardo, Maria Martin de Almagro, Amy G. Mazur, Dorothy E. McBride, Valentine M. Moghadam, Pippa Norris, Renee O''Shanassy, Sonia Palmieri, Rashila Ramli, Adrienne Roberts, Conny Roggeband, Marian Sawer, Victoria Scheyer, Rhonda Sharp, Sharifah Syahirah, Maria Tanyag, Fernando Tormos-Aponte, Erica E. Townsend-Bell, Silke Trommer, Jacqui True, Tània Verge, Lindsay Walsh, S. Laurel Weldon, Clare Wenham, Naomi Woyengu, Jiso Yoon, Gisela Zaremberg

1 Introduction to the Handbook of Feminist Governance 1
Marian Sawer, Lee Ann Banaszak, Jacqui True and Johanna Kantola
Timeline of feminist governance 14
Renee O’Shanassy

2 Feminist organisational principles 25
Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson, Fernando Tormos-Aponte and S. Laurel Weldon
3 Understanding feminist governance through feminist institutionalism:
an overview 38
Lisa Guido, Lindsay Walsh and Lee Ann Banaszak
4 Feminist governance and the state 51
Johanna Kantola
5 Do feminist insiders matter? Progress in conceptualization and
comparative theory-building 63
Amy G. Mazur and Dorothy E. McBride
6 Feminist perspectives on multilevel governance 76
Meryl Kenny and Tània Verge
7 Seeking intersectionality in feminist governance 88
Erica Townsend-Bell
8 Studying feminist governance: methods and approaches to the field 100
Shan-Jan Sarah Liu

9 Weaving a feminist power tapestry: feminist governance in practice 113
Caroline Lambert, Jessica Horn, Srilatha Batliwala, Michelle Deshong, Tanja
Kovac and Naomi Woyengu
10 National women’s machineries: Trojan horses or hostages? 126
Anne Marie Goetz
11 Gender-responsive budgeting 138
Monica Costa and Rhonda Sharp
12 Specialised parliamentary bodies 150
Marian Sawer
13 Promoting gender equality in elected office 161
Mona Lena Krook and Pippa Norris
14 Gender-sensitive parliaments: feminising formal political institutions 174
Sarah Childs and Sonia Palmieri
15 Tools of the trade: feminist governance in the field 189
Sonia Palmieri and Julie Ballington

16 The rise of feminist governance in foreign policy 203
Karin Aggestam and Jacqui True
17 Feminist governance in global health 216
Sara E. Davies and Clare Wenham
18 Feminist peacebuilding governance 227
Maria Martin de Almagro
19 Feminist peace and security governance and the UN Security Council 238
Victoria Scheyer and Marina Kumskova
20 Feminist interventions in trade governance 250
Erin Hannah, Adrienne Roberts and Silke Trommer
21 Feminist governance and climate change 262
Maria Tanyag
22 Transnational feminism and global governance 274
Valentine M. Moghadam
23 UN Women: a case of feminist global governance? 286
Andrea Den Boer and Kirsten Haack

24 The European Parliament as a gender equality actor: a contradictory forerunner 299
Johanna Kantola and Emanuela Lombardo
25 EU gender equality policy and the progressive dismantling of feminist
governance 311
Sophie Jacquot
26 Challenges to feminist knowledge? The economisation of EU gender
equality policy 323
Anna Elomäki
27 Velvet triangles and more: alliances of supranational EU gender equality actors 335
Petra Ahrens
28 Intersectional feminist activism in Europe: invisibility, inclusivity and
affirmation 347
Serena D’Agostino
29 Feminist governance in the field of violence against women: the case of
the Istanbul Convention 359
Andrea Krizsán and Conny Roggeband

30 Building gender norms into regional governance and the limits of
institutionalising feminism 371
Toni Haastrup
31 Feminist institutions and implications for gender equality in East Asia 384
Jiso Yoon
32 Feminist governance in Asia: areas of contestation and cooperation 396
Rashila Ramli and Sharifah Syahirah
33 Latin American perspectives on feminist governance: between
mainstreaming and sidestreaming challenges 408
Gisela Zaremberg
34 Feminist governance in North America: manifestations, manipulations
and mirages 421
Alexandra Dobrowolsky and Tammy Findlay
35 Feminist regional governance in the Pacific Islands 434
Kerryn Baker and Renee O’Shanassy

Index 446
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