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Mainstreaming gender in European Union development policy in the European neighborhood

Authors
  • Debusscher, Petra
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Source
Ghent University Institutional Archive
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English
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Abstract

This article examines gender mainstreaming in European Union (EU) development aid toward the European Neighborhood through quantitative and qualitative research of policy documents. The objective is to evaluate whether a shift has been made from a "Women in Development" paradigm to a "Gender and Development" paradigm. First, documents are examined quantitatively, looking at language, format, and budget. Next, the qualitative analysis embarks on a deeper reading of how gender equality is approached. The data indicate that a shift toward the "Gender and Development" paradigm has not been made. The internal European agenda as well as the limited space for civil society are proposed as explanations.

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