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The implementation of gender mainstreaming : a comparative case study of the Netherlands and Sweden

Bakhuis, J.J. (2019) The implementation of gender mainstreaming : a comparative case study of the Netherlands and Sweden.

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Abstract:The Netherlands and Sweden have both implemented gender mainstreaming practices relatively early, already before the Beijing Declaration of 1995. In the past, both countries were also taking the lead in developing specific gender mainstreaming tools. More recent EIGE-scores on gender mainstreaming across European countries reveal a surprising development. While Sweden is, as expected, scoring far above the EU-average, the Netherlands is surprisingly scoring far below the EU-average. In line with this surprising development and the scientific gap concerning cross-national studies on the implementation of gender mainstreaming the following research question was formulated: “How can the differences in the implementation of gender mainstreaming between the Netherlands and Sweden be explained?” A content analysis was conducted to analyze how the Netherlands and Sweden are implementing gender mainstreaming, what is expected to influence the implementation of gender mainstreaming, and the differences in the implementation of gender mainstreaming between the Netherlands and Sweden. The results indicate that the socio-cultural context and political structures and developments mainly explain the differences between the Netherlands and Sweden when it comes to the implementation of gender mainstreaming.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Unknown organization, Enschede
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration
Programme:European Studies MSc (69303)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79347
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