The Finnish welfare state has played an active role in creating a secondary labour market for Finnish women in the reproductive work of the public sector. Here, the right to care for elderly family members played a central part in negotiations over cultural citizenship. Deutlich wird die gesellschaftstheoretische Erweiterung einer Geschlechterperspektive auf den Staat um weitere Ungleichheitsstrukturen wie Sexualität, Ethnizität, Nationalität und Klasse. O entendimento deste feminismo é que estas visões são possíveis integrando mais mulheres nos lugares de poder estatais Eisenstein, 1996; Kantola, 2006. Drawing on the insights of these two research traditions, we build toward an analytical framework to study gender and transnational party politics. My research on feminist state theories has also been re-published in the Women, Gender and Politics: A Reader Oxford University Press, 2010. Applying this framework to the analysis of the key concepts of power, agency, and institutions and to the core issues of polity, politics, and policy, the book not only connects theoretical and empirical research but also shows the powerful explanatory potential of the plurality of approaches for understanding politics.
Austerity politics, war in the Middle East and at other borders of the European Union, the rise of nationalisms, the emergence of populist parties and politicians, Islamophobia and the refugee crisis are amongst the recent developments suggesting the need for discussions about the theories and concepts that academic disciplines provide for making sense of societal, cultural and political transformations. More specifically, we investigate if gender mainstreaming contributes to change and institutionalisation of the municipalities' work on combating violence against women. The results also reveal substantial differences between the researched municipalities, however overall indicating that gender equality and gender-based violence are continuously perceived as non-related. Johanna Kantola, Kevät Nousiainen, and Milja Saari eds. As central actors and powerful players in Finnish policy-making, the central labour market organisations protect their vested interests and resist changes to equal pay policy and legislation. Bei einer missbräuchlichen Weitergabe des eBooks an Dritte ist eine Rückverfolgung an die Quelle möglich.
The analysis also illustrates how categorizations often work in the reports to preserve the normality of men as perpetrators of lethal intimate partner violence while attaching deviance and moral questionability to women both as victims and as perpetrators, thus maintaining the taken-for-grantedness of gendered differences in relation to violence. The book analyzes the gendered politics of the economic crisis from a variety of feminist approaches, shedding new light on the concept of the crisis and on questions of politics, institutions and intersectionality. The key contribution of the book is to challenge this portrayal, to show empirically its untenable nature and to illustrate its costs for feminist struggles. Are there patently exceptional cases? The themes are developed within a comparative perspective. These ideas are developed in the book through a comparative study of Finland and Britain that epitomizes the two positions that have informed feminist debates about the state: the costs and possibilities of acting within and outside the state. Attention now turns to focus on the constructions of the unwritten norm governing the relationship between organizations and the mother party, which shapes the effectiveness, practices, and func- tioning of the women's organizations. Oftentimes, advocacy of gender neutrality has translated into reluctance to address violence as a gendered issue Clarke, 2011.
This new word had a political purpose, in that it intended to produce changes in the social order which tolerated the violent death of women. Political documents on gender equality in the Nordic countries contain interesting systematic variations in justification strategies and discursive commitments at different political-rhetorical levels. The third part of the article suggests a framework of three concepts believed to be helpful when analysing gender and the state: hegemony, contradictory effects and boundaries. This article analyzes the change in legal regulations and the criminal political status of intimate partner violence in Finland between 1990 and 2004, while examining the juxtaposition of victims and offenders alongside repressive demands. Assessing Prostitution Policies in Europe London, Routledge , 199-212. In: Feminists Theorize the State. Regrettably we cannot fulfill eBook-orders from other countries.
In the approach of deconstruction, which is where our own work mostly centres, gender is theorised as a discourse and a practice that is continuously contested and constructed in political debates. These ideas are developed in the book through a comparative study of Finland and Britain that epitomizes the two positions that have informed feminist debates about the state: the costs and possibilities of acting within and outside the state. Instead of directly addressing the most important structural and institutional features of the Finnish labour market, current Finnish equal pay policy focuses on less controversial issues, such as organisational practices. . The insertion of migrant women in domestic service often bridges the gap between the need for care and the lack of public or subsidized private services. Here diversity of traditions and policies becomes important.
Johanna Kantola 2007 , British Journal of Politics and International Relations 9 4 , 270-283. This article provides a brief overview of the current status of women in political science in Finland. The thesis also discusses the role of central labour market organisations in institutionalising wage relativities between the different industries in the Finnish labour market and protecting their vested interests in policy-making. Our empirical analysis focuses on two policy issues, the economic crisis and the sexual and reproductive health and rights, analyzing European Parliament reports, debates and voting on the issues from 2009 to 2014. Feminist policy scholars in Western Europe first acknowledged the empirical gaps and gender biases in theory and methodology used in the study of the state and policy in the early 1980s. Here's an example of what they look like: Your reading intentions are also stored in for future reference. As categorias que identificam as pessoas, como semelhantes ou diferentes, direito e do Estado: considerar que o direito podia contribuir para a melhoria da situação das mulheres se fosse orientado por visões feministas Dobash e Dobash, 1992.
Drawing on more than a decade of research, Janet Elise Johnson analyzes media coverage and survey data to explain why some interventions succeed while others fail. A combination of the post-functionalist governance theory, the soft space debate, state-theory and strategic-relational approach provides an interpretative framework to be deployed for a dedicated research agenda. The programmes were examined for their aims, character and concepts. With this objective in mind, this article focuses chiefly on two Western countries and is based on more than twenty semi-structured interviews with feminists in Belgium and Quebec, Canada. Gender and the European Union.
This paradigmatic shift in the literature on gender and policymaking can be attributed to Carol Bacchi's 1999: 66 'what's the problem? This claim is based on both theoretical arguments as well as empirical arguments arising from a case study on care politics in Denmark. It discusses Mexico as a case study, exemplifying how a new English term was then translated into another language and applied in a very specific socio-political context, so that it became instrumental in changing reality and improving the lives of women. How should we best understand their actions? Examples from the level of the European Union will be also taken into account Squires 2007; Kantola and Outshoorn, 2007; Kantola and Dahl 2005; Kantola and Squires, 2012. Failure to address the most relevant issues on gender pay equity results in modest advances in policy outcomes. Special issue: Re-gendering Party Politics.