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Andersson, R. (2018). Gender mainstreaming as feminist politics: A critical analysis of the pursuit of gender equality in Swedish local government. (Doctoral dissertation). Örebro: Örebro University
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Gender mainstreaming as feminist politics: A critical analysis of the pursuit of gender equality in Swedish local government
2018 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

Gender mainstreaming is often described as a strategy to increase gender equality in states and other institutions and/or to make them more gender aware. It should however be considered a contested concept, and the aim of this thesis is to produce a critical perspective and empirical knowledge about whether, and if so how, gender mainstreaming contributes to a more (gender) equal society. The production of gender mainstreaming as gender equality policy is investigated, using both feminist new institutionalism and discourse theory.

The study investigates whether, and if so how, gender mainstreaming is facilitating new public management by transforming the ambitions of feminist politics into a neoliberal strategy adapted for public administration.

The case examined in this study is a local government gender mainstreaming project conducted in a municipality in Sweden. The case also includes vertical and horizontal outlooks and is categorized as a critical case. To study "what is not there" in the empirical material, the concepts of silences and silencing are used as both theoretical and methodological tools.

The thesis shows that gender mainstreaming produces a gender equality policy that is disconnected from political parties, and that gender mainstreaming becomes a common good. This, I argue, produces a non-political politics, which includes a governing technique that privileges political consensus, articulated in terms of non-conflict and win-win.

The thesis identifies a conflation between gender mainstreaming, as a strategy, with the policy objective of gender equality. Gender mainstreaming did not create space for addressing gender-based violence, or include the voice of the women’s movement, from which it can be concluded that gender mainstreaming does not contribute to feminist politics. This could have societal consequences and can influence, or even hinder, actual political change.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Örebro: Örebro University, 2018. s. 118
Serie
Örebro Studies in Political Science, ISSN 1650-1632 ; 41
Emneord
Gender mainstreaming, gender equality, feminist politics, public administration, feminist political theory, local government, discourse, feminist new institutionalism
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65313 (URN)978-91-7529-235-9 (ISBN)
Disputas
2018-04-13, Örebro universitet, Prismahuset, Hörsal P 1, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (svensk)
Opponent
Veileder
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-02-28 Laget: 2018-02-28 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-20bibliografisk kontrollert
Andersson, R. (2018). The myth of Sweden’s success: A deconstructive reading of the discourses in gender mainstreaming texts. The European Journal of Women's Studies, 25(4), 455-469
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The myth of Sweden’s success: A deconstructive reading of the discourses in gender mainstreaming texts
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, Vol. 25, nr 4, s. 455-469Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates discourses of Sweden's success in gender mainstreaming. Using the theoretical concept of myth, discourse analysis is performed on different categories of texts (including academic texts, grey papers and official reports). The aim is to analyse how this discourse of success is constructed and to increase the understanding of its components. The themes identified in the reading include adaptation, integration, volume and initiatives. In conclusion, it is argued that a conflation of gender mainstreaming (viewed as a strategy) with gender equality (as a policy objective) has been a vital part of the construction of Sweden as the best case of gender mainstreaming.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Sage Publications, 2018
Emneord
Discourse, gender equality, gender mainstreaming, myth, Sweden
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65904 (URN)10.1177/1350506817743531 (DOI)000447562100005 ()2-s2.0-85055159833 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-03-20 Laget: 2018-03-20 Sist oppdatert: 2018-11-01bibliografisk kontrollert
Strid, S. & Andersson, R. (2015). The institutionalisation of a restructured gender based violence architecture. In: Second International Conference on Public Policy, 2015: . Paper presented at Second International Conference on Public Policy, Feminist Institutionalism and Gender Equality Policy, Milan, Italy, July 1-3, 2015.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The institutionalisation of a restructured gender based violence architecture
2015 (engelsk)Inngår i: Second International Conference on Public Policy, 2015, 2015Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Fagfellevurdert)
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Genusvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-42183 (URN)
Konferanse
Second International Conference on Public Policy, Feminist Institutionalism and Gender Equality Policy, Milan, Italy, July 1-3, 2015
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-01-22 Laget: 2015-01-22 Sist oppdatert: 2017-10-17bibliografisk kontrollert
Andersson, R. (2015). The Question of Feminism in Gender Mainstreaming: A Case of Non-conflict in Local Politics. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 23(3), 203-219
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The Question of Feminism in Gender Mainstreaming: A Case of Non-conflict in Local Politics
2015 (engelsk)Inngår i: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 23, nr 3, s. 203-219Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses gender equality and how and why a gender mainstreaming strategy avoids the question of gender conflict. The making of gender-equality work is studied by investigating how feminism is talked about and rejected in a specific gender mainstreaming project in the municipality of Örebro, Sweden. Drawing upon the theoretical concepts of hegemony and discourse, the focus is on the silences—the unspoken questions and problems—surrounding the project. I examine how the exclusion of feminism and conflict is articulated when gender mainstreaming is introduced as a new way of doing gender-equality work in the municipality. The struggles identified show that feminism is rejected because it is seen as being in opposition to (1) professionalism and (2) legitimate political issues. I conclude that within the local discourse of gender mainstreaming there is a notion that this form of gender-equality work ought to be performed without harmful or threatening gender conflicts. This means that the strategy of gender mainstreaming constitutes a short-cut to bypass controversial problems like equal treatment, special efforts for women, and men's privileges in gender-equality work.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Taylor & Francis, 2015
Emneord
gender mainstreaming
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Statskunskap; Genusvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-46762 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2015.1066443 (DOI)000359906300005 ()2-s2.0-84938788637 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-11-24 Laget: 2015-11-24 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-20bibliografisk kontrollert
Andersson, R. & Hedlund, G. (2014). Att göra kön i kommunal politik: lokala variationer av gender mainstreaming och kvinnofrid. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 35(2-3), 55-80
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Att göra kön i kommunal politik: lokala variationer av gender mainstreaming och kvinnofrid
2014 (svensk)Inngår i: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 35, nr 2-3, s. 55-80Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2014
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Genusvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-38523 (URN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2014-11-11 Laget: 2014-11-11 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-20bibliografisk kontrollert
Hedlund, G. & Andersson, R. (2014). Gender mainstreaming as transnational flow of ideas in gender politics. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Political Science Association (NOPSA), Gothenburg, Sweden, August 12-15, 2014.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Gender mainstreaming as transnational flow of ideas in gender politics
2014 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation only (Annet vitenskapelig)
Emneord
ideas, gender, mainstreaming, transnational
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Statskunskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-38525 (URN)
Konferanse
Nordic Political Science Association (NOPSA), Gothenburg, Sweden, August 12-15, 2014
Tilgjengelig fra: 2014-11-11 Laget: 2014-11-11 Sist oppdatert: 2017-10-17bibliografisk kontrollert
Andersson, R. & Hedlund, G. (2012). Gender mainstreaming and local democracy. In: Lindholm, Kristina (Ed.), Gender mainstreaming in public sector organisations: policy implications and practical applications (pp. 189-216). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Gender mainstreaming and local democracy
2012 (engelsk)Inngår i: Gender mainstreaming in public sector organisations: policy implications and practical applications / [ed] Lindholm, Kristina, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2012, s. 189-216Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2012
Emneord
Gender mainstreaming
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Statskunskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39678 (URN)978-91-44-07777-2 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2014-12-15 Laget: 2014-12-15 Sist oppdatert: 2017-10-18bibliografisk kontrollert
Andersson, R. & Hedlund, G. (2011). Jämställdhetsintegrering och lokal demokrati: vem styr och vem prioriterar? (1ed.). In: Kristina Lindholm (Ed.), Jämställdhet i verksamhetsutveckling: (pp. 165-192). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Jämställdhetsintegrering och lokal demokrati: vem styr och vem prioriterar?
2011 (svensk)Inngår i: Jämställdhet i verksamhetsutveckling / [ed] Kristina Lindholm, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2011, 1, s. 165-192Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2011 Opplag: 1
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Statskunskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-14038 (URN)978-91-44-06880-0 (ISBN)
Merknad

Delfinansiär Sveriges kommuner och landsting

Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-01-18 Laget: 2011-01-18 Sist oppdatert: 2018-01-12bibliografisk kontrollert
Andersson, R.Learning from Gender Mainstreaming Education: Limitations of Education as a Policy Objective.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Learning from Gender Mainstreaming Education: Limitations of Education as a Policy Objective
(engelsk)Manuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
Emneord
Gender mainstreaming, governmentality, public administration
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65905 (URN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-03-20 Laget: 2018-03-20 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-20bibliografisk kontrollert
Organisasjoner
Identifikatorer
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