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Callerstig, Anne-Charlott
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Husu, L. & Callerstig, A.-C. (2019). Gender challenges in research funding: Nordic and European perspectives. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland, June 13-14, 2019.
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Academic careers continue to be gendered, in the Nordic region, Europe and globally. Access to research funding is one of the keys to success in academic careers, providing essential support for research development and publishing. Success in the competition for external research funding is currently used as one measure of scientific excellence at both individual and institutional levels. International research on the allocation of research funding and gender has not demonstrated a systematic gender bias in men’s favour, but has produced rather contradictory results on different funding systems and instruments. However, excellence-marked funding has been shown to be especially gender biased. In external competitive funding the national research funding agencies play an important role. In Europe, the research funding organisations in the Nordic countries, especially Sweden and Norway, have been among the most pro-active in engaging with gender (in)equalities in the funding systems throughout the 2000s (see, e.g., EC 2009). On the basis of ongoing and recent Nordic and European research projects the authors are engaged with (including a gender equality review of the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Science [Riksbankens Jubileumsfond] grant allocation processes, and a new four-year H2020 project GRANTeD), and recent policy initiatives, the presentation discusses gender challenges in research funding dynamics. These have been identified across the funding process and cycle, in: patterns of application behaviour, peer review, evaluation criteria and procedures, excellence initiatives, policies and practices of funding bodies, access to data by gender, decision-making, and the very allocation of funding. Until recently, how gender and other key power axes may intersect in the funding cycle is relatively rarely addressed in policy and monitoring in this arena, with the intersection of age and gender perhaps as an exception in this respect.

 

Keywords
gender equality, research funding, research policy, research funding organisations, Jämställdhet, forskningsfinansiering, forskningspolitik, forskningsfinansiärer
National Category
Gender Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78271 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland, June 13-14, 2019
Funder
Riksbankens JubileumsfondEU, Horizon 2020, 824574
Available from: 2019-11-28 Created: 2019-11-28 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Husu, L. & Callerstig, A.-C. (2018). Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds beredningsprocesser ur ett jämställdhetsperspektiv. Stockholm: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds beredningsprocesser ur ett jämställdhetsperspektiv
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2018. p. 43
Series
RJ rapporterar ; 2018:1
Keywords
Research funding, gender and science, gender equality, funding organisations, gender equality policies, policy implementation, gender observers, Forskningsfinansiering, genus och vetenskap, jämställdhet, forskningsfinansiärer, gender equality policies, policyimplementering genusobservatörer
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology Gender Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Political Science
Research subject
Gender Studies; Political Science; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71521 (URN)
Projects
Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds beredningsprocesser ur jämställdhetsperspektiv
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, n.a.
Available from: 2019-01-16 Created: 2019-01-16 Last updated: 2019-01-17Bibliographically approved
Ahrens, P. & Callerstig, A.-C. (2017). The European Social Fund and the Institutionalisation of Gender Mainstreaming in Sweden and Germany. In: Heather MacRae and Elaine Weiner (Ed.), Towards Gendering Institutionalism: Equality in Europe. London: Rowman & Littlefield International
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The European Social Fund and the Institutionalisation of Gender Mainstreaming in Sweden and Germany
2017 (English)In: Towards Gendering Institutionalism: Equality in Europe / [ed] Heather MacRae and Elaine Weiner, London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017
Series
Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77797 (URN)978-1-78348-996-1 (ISBN)978-1-78348-998-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-08 Created: 2019-11-08 Last updated: 2019-11-13Bibliographically approved
Callerstig, A.-C. & Lindholm, K. (2016). Collaboration as a tool for implementing equality politics. In: Mathias Ericson, Ulf Mellström (Ed.), Masculinities, Gender Equality and Crisis Management: (pp. 105-119). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collaboration as a tool for implementing equality politics
2016 (English)In: Masculinities, Gender Equality and Crisis Management / [ed] Mathias Ericson, Ulf Mellström, London: Routledge, 2016, p. 105-119Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, we are interested in collaboration in the field of gender equality and diversity policies for the purpose of enhancing equity in the workplace and beyond. Based on a study of collaboration aiming to promote equality, we see a possible expansion of the more narrow understanding of the concept of equal opportunities in a workplace to a wider understanding of equality on a national level. The experiences of different organisations and professions make it possible to analyse and discuss equality problems on a more generic level in a collaborative setting. This idea is inspired by Rao and Kelleher (2003), who have suggested that in order to change inequality in organisations, equality and diversity should be seen as integrated parts of how the organisation relates to the whole community. Different forms of collaboration and cooperation between various sub-state-level actors in governmental policies have widely been seen as examples of new modes of governance ( Jacquot, 2010; Meehan, 2003). There seems to be an almost universal belief that collaboration between different actors and across sectors is necessary today to address complex and multi-causal societal problems and will increasingly be so in the future (Huxham, 1996). Gender equality and diversity politics are policy areas characterised by inherent complexity, multi-causality and, as a consequence, dependency on cross-sector analysis of policy frameworks (Yuval-Davis, 2006). In various political programs, collaboration has been put forward as a key concept and a way to make policy implementation more effective. Collaboration has, however, in practical application proved to be complicated and not always successful. In this chapter, we explore collaboration efforts with the specific aim to strengthen gender equality and diversity in the context of a local development project. The discussion is based on a case study of a collaborative initiative in Sweden between a local rescue service, a private security business, the Swedish Armed Forces and the County Police and a NGO that promotes the rights of LGBT people (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons). The following questions are addressed: Can collaboration initiatives be a fruitful strategy to enhance gender equality and diversity in the workplace? What experiences do the collaborating parties of firefighters, surveillance staff and trainers from the LGBT-NGO bring forth?

First, we present key concepts. The methodology and research context are then described, and a third section presents the findings in relation to the experiences of earlier research on collaboration and conclusions about governing gender and diversity through collaborative governance. The last section offers some overriding concluding reflections.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2016
Series
Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77799 (URN)978-1-4724-7709-5 (ISBN)978-1-3155-9414-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-08 Created: 2019-11-08 Last updated: 2019-11-13Bibliographically approved
Callerstig, A.-C. (2016). Gender Training as a Tool for Transformative Gender Mainstreaming: Evidence from Sweden. In: Maria Bustelo, Lucy Ferguson and Maxime Forest (Ed.), The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer: Gender Training and Gender Expertise (pp. 118-138). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender Training as a Tool for Transformative Gender Mainstreaming: Evidence from Sweden
2016 (English)In: The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer: Gender Training and Gender Expertise / [ed] Maria Bustelo, Lucy Ferguson and Maxime Forest, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, p. 118-138Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Gender training is widely seen as necessary for non-gender experts to be able to conduct gender impact analysis and to suggest adequate measures for gender mainstreaming (Council of Europe, 1998). Gender training is also considered key to minimizing the risk of resistance in terms of the implementation of gender equality policies (Halford, 1992). Major training efforts have subsequently been common in connection with gender mainstreaming initiatives. The heavy reliance on gender training as a driver for change in gender mainstreaming strategies, together with reports of difficulties in achieving envisioned policy and organizational changes, raises questions about the potential of gender training as a policy instrument for implementing gender equality policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Series
Gender and Politics
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77796 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-48685-1 (DOI)978-1-137-48684-4 (ISBN)978-1-137-48685-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-08 Created: 2019-11-08 Last updated: 2019-11-13Bibliographically approved
Callerstig, A.-C. (2014). Can public procurement be an instrument for policy learning in gender mainstreaming?. Offentlig förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 18(4), 51-71
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2014 (English)In: Offentlig förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2000-8058, Vol. 18, no 4, p. 51-71Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Gender mainstreaming has the ambition to promote policy learning. The specific problem that is the focus of this article centres on the conditions for learning as part of gender mainstreaming in public procurement processes. The article is based on a case study of an occupational health project in a municipality in northern Sweden where gender mainstreaming was included in public procurement as part of the initiative. The main question asked is: can public procurement be an instrument for policy learning in gender mainstreaming? The results show that policy learning was part of the process for both the contractor and the suppliers. The municipality and the suppliers also to some extent engaged in co-learning and joint development work. The article discusses some limitations and problems that were encountered. The results showed that the relevant question was not only whether policy learning can occur but what kind of learning is possible and necessary for the envisioned policy outcomes in terms of gender mainstreaming. The study highlights the dilemmas encountered in public procurement processes and their consequences for policy learning. The study also contributes to an understanding of the application, and outcomes, of gender mainstreaming in different contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs Universitet, Förvaltningshögskolan, 2014
Keywords
Gender mainstreaming, public procurement, policy learning, policy implementation, organisations
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science
Research subject
Gender Studies; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-43601 (URN)
Projects
Jämställdhetsintegrering som innovationskraft i offentlig verksamhet
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-03-13 Created: 2015-03-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Callerstig, A.-C., Lindholm, K., Sjöberg, K. & Svensson, L. (2012). Gender mainstreaming as a sustainable development process (1ed.). In: Gender Mainstreaming in Public Sector Organisations: (pp. 31-58). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender mainstreaming as a sustainable development process
2012 (English)In: Gender Mainstreaming in Public Sector Organisations, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2012, 1, p. 31-58Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2012 Edition: 1
National Category
Political Science Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-45101 (URN)9789144077772 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-07-03 Created: 2015-07-03 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Callerstig, A.-C. (2012). Public servants as agents for change in gender mainstreaming - the complexity of practice. In: Susanne Andersson, Karin Berglund, Ewa Gunnarsson, Elisabeth Sundin (Ed.), Promoting Innovation: Policies, Practices and Procedures (pp. 239-269). Stockholm: VINNOVA
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Public servants as agents for change in gender mainstreaming - the complexity of practice
2012 (English)In: Promoting Innovation: Policies, Practices and Procedures / [ed] Susanne Andersson, Karin Berglund, Ewa Gunnarsson, Elisabeth Sundin, Stockholm: VINNOVA , 2012, p. 239-269Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter describes and discusses actions taken to integrate a gender perspective (gender mainstreaming) within the Swedish government agency of VINNOVA. Despite the popularity of gender mainstreaming, its rapid spread and adoption both in Sweden and internationally, it is a largely contested concept. Theorists on gender mainstreaming suggest that the strategy may lead to co-optation with the dominant discourse in an organisation and thus no transformation of the current agenda taking place. Others have argued that it provides a possibility to change by addressing root causes. Previous studies of the implementation of the gender mainstreaming strategy have often been built on analyses on a theoretical or policy level. This chapter takes a different approach by examining the micro-practices developed by actors in public organisations when implementing gender mainstreaming strategies. This is done by examining the roles of both actors and agency. The chapter is based on the results of a case study of the work at VINNOVA; these results are initially described in the article based on the actors’ own accounts of their work. The intriguing “story” of developments in the organisation is followed by a discussion of the micro-practices and strategies in use, based on notions of tempered radicalism (Meyerson and Scully 1995, Meyerson, 2001ab) and small-wins strategies (Weick 1984). The questions of co-optation and subversiveness are problematised through an examination of different strategies of resistance and negotiation (Swan and Fox 2010) used in and around the work. In this context, notions of actors and agency are seen as interlinked, bringing together political intervention and professional and personal positioning (Parsons and Priola 2012) in the practical equality work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: VINNOVA, 2012
Series
VINNOVA report, ISSN 1650-3104 ; 2012:8
Keywords
gender mainstreaming, implementation, organisational change and learning, change agents
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77800 (URN)978-91-86517-71-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-08 Created: 2019-11-08 Last updated: 2019-11-13Bibliographically approved
Callerstig, A.-C. (2012). Recension av Politik och kritik. En feministisk guide till statsvetenskap [Review]. Tidskrift för genusvetenskap (1-2), 137-138
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av Politik och kritik. En feministisk guide till statsvetenskap
2012 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för genusvetenskap, ISSN 2001-1377, no 1-2, p. 137-138Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Föreningen Tidskrift för Genusforskning, 2012
Keywords
statsvetenskap, genus
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-43622 (URN)
Note

Politik och kritik. En feministisk guide till statsvetenskap Lenita Freidenvall och Maria Jansson (red) Studentlitteratur 2011

Available from: 2015-03-13 Created: 2015-03-13 Last updated: 2018-05-14Bibliographically approved
Callerstig, A. C. & Lindholm, K. (2011). Det motsägelsefulla arbetet med jämställdhetsintegrering. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap (2-3), 81-96
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2011 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, no 2-3, p. 81-96Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses how the actors involved with integrating a gender perspective into mainstream organizational processes have to deal with many difficult-to-solve questions or dilemmas in their everyday work. The strategies used to implement gender mainstreaming rests on various and often contradictory understandings of gender, gender equality and change strategies. The article draws on two case studies in public organizations working with gender mainstreaming where qualitative interviews and reflection- and analysis- and reflection seminars have been conducted with actors involved in the project. The main aim of the article is to discuss an interactive research approach as a way to reflect on various understandings and underlying assumptions that different change strategies are based on. Theoretically the paper uses Michael Billig’s concept of ideological dilemmas as well as theories on gender equality, organizational change and interactive research. A central argument is that contradictions can be problematic if they are ignored but fruitful if used as a starting point for discussions about how future change strategies can be formed. Julia Nentwich’s notion of “playing around” is discussed as a way to reflect and develop strategies based on the specific dilemmas found in the cases studies. Different phases in the interactive approach is described and discussed; the problem orientation phase, the examination phase and the analysis- and reflection phase.

Keywords
gender mainstreaming, ideological dilemmas, interactive research, public organizations, organizational change
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-44132 (URN)
Available from: 2011-11-28 Created: 2015-04-08 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
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