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Gender mainstreaming på polska? Om normspridningsprocesser i EU

Rantatalo, Sofia (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
By the same time as the recent enlargement of the European Union, where Poland became a member, it was officially stated that the gender mainstreaming-policy was to be integrated into every area of EU. NGO:s working as entrepreneurs for the gender mainstreaming norm in Poland supported the accession largely because they believed it would help spreading the norm also on a national level. Qualitatively analyzing the Polish case and the difficulties gender mainstreaming as a norm candidate meets with I contrast expectations with what could actually be EU:s role in this matter.

Arguing that EU is a context with room for spreading norms by both bargaining and socialization, this paper takes a social constructivist approach. Gender... (More)
By the same time as the recent enlargement of the European Union, where Poland became a member, it was officially stated that the gender mainstreaming-policy was to be integrated into every area of EU. NGO:s working as entrepreneurs for the gender mainstreaming norm in Poland supported the accession largely because they believed it would help spreading the norm also on a national level. Qualitatively analyzing the Polish case and the difficulties gender mainstreaming as a norm candidate meets with I contrast expectations with what could actually be EU:s role in this matter.

Arguing that EU is a context with room for spreading norms by both bargaining and socialization, this paper takes a social constructivist approach. Gender mainstreaming as a norm is difficult for EU to apply on their members, and thus was not widely discussed during accession negotiations. In the same time. I argue that EU can influence on a national level anyway, that mainstreaming of gender at every area in EU needs contributions and support also from new member states and that EU can work both as a normative instrument according to the ?power of the principle? as a platform for norm entrepreneurs to work on. (Less)
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Rantatalo, Sofia
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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social constructivism, norms, European integration, gender mainstreaming, Poland, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
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Swedish
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1330803
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2005-06-17 00:00:00
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2005-06-17 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {By the same time as the recent enlargement of the European Union, where Poland became a member, it was officially stated that the gender mainstreaming-policy was to be integrated into every area of EU. NGO:s working as entrepreneurs for the gender mainstreaming norm in Poland supported the accession largely because they believed it would help spreading the norm also on a national level. Qualitatively analyzing the Polish case and the difficulties gender mainstreaming as a norm candidate meets with I contrast expectations with what could actually be EU:s role in this matter.

Arguing that EU is a context with room for spreading norms by both bargaining and socialization, this paper takes a social constructivist approach. Gender mainstreaming as a norm is difficult for EU to apply on their members, and thus was not widely discussed during accession negotiations. In the same time. I argue that EU can influence on a national level anyway, that mainstreaming of gender at every area in EU needs contributions and support also from new member states and that EU can work both as a normative instrument according to the ?power of the principle? as a platform for norm entrepreneurs to work on.},
  author       = {Rantatalo, Sofia},
  keyword      = {social constructivism,norms,European integration,gender mainstreaming,Poland,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gender mainstreaming på polska? Om normspridningsprocesser i EU},
  year         = {2005},
}