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Gender and European External Relations: Dominant Discourses and Unintended Consequences of Gender Maisntreaming

David, M and Guerrina, R (2012) Gender and European External Relations: Dominant Discourses and Unintended Consequences of Gender Maisntreaming Women's Studies International Forum.

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This paper presents a critical assessment of the unintended consequences of gender mainstreaming when applied to European external relations. It seeks to address two distinct but interrelated questions: 1) has gender mainstreaming, as a strategy and political objective, fulfilled its potential? and 2) what kind of gender order is emerging in the context of a wider European equality agenda, which includes external relations within its remit. Using discourse analysis it will identify the dominant gender discourses in European external relations and foreign policy documents and compare this to the overarching aims of equality principles enshrined within the Treaties. It will look specifically at the European Neighbourhood Policy as it provides a useful starting point and areas of comparison given its similarity, in terms of power relations between the EU and third countries, to the process of enlargement.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics
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Date : 31 October 2012
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.wsif.2012.06.005
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Additional Information : NOTICE: This is the author's version of a work that was accepted for publication in Women's Studies International Forum. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been done to this work since it was submitted for publication. A defiite version was subsequently published online ahead of print in Women's Studies International Forum 10 pages 31 Oct 2012, DOI 10.1016/j.wsif.2012.06.005.
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Date Deposited : 08 Feb 2013 14:14
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