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European Gender Regimes and Policies By Sevil Sumer

European Gender Regimes and Policies
by Sevil Sumer

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Reviews advances of gender policies in different countries in the European Union, together with empirical data on gender relations in the labour market and within families. This volume focuses on the developments in the field of gender equality in different Scandinavian countries - countries which are customarily seen as forerunners in the area.
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European Gender Regimes and Policies: Comparative Perspectives by Sevil Sumer

Comprehensive gender equality remains an unfulfilled goal in many European countries, in spite of important developments and challenges to the traditional gendered division of labour. This volume reviews recent advances of gender policies in different countries in the European Union, together with recent empirical data on gender relations in the labour market and within families. It adopts an international and interdisciplinary perspective through its use of qualitative and quantitative data, and a comprehensive theoretical framework. Particular attention is paid to the latest developments in the field of gender equality in different Scandinavian countries - countries which are customarily seen as forerunners in the area. The title culminates with an in-depth discussion on the possibility of converging alternate gender policy regimes in Europe.

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European Gender Regimes and Policies Reviews


'As Sevil Sumer shows so admirably in this new book, politics matter crucially for the evolution of gender relations. European Gender Regimes offers a comprehensive and well-written survey of how women and men change the ways they parent, work and, not to forget, relate to one another across the European Continent, from Scandinavia to Southern Europe. Of special interest to many is undoubtedly her examination of how the EU influences gender relations in member countries. Its systematically comparative focus makes it a great book for upper-level university courses.' Gosta Esping-Andersen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain 'Although limited to the study of European Union policy, the interconnections between changing gender relations, labour market relations and social policies are at the centre of the analysis presented by Sumer in her well argued book... the author enriches with her personal experience as a scholar and as a mother. This undoubtedly benefits the book by providing a passionate insight and strong intellectual bite, but above all, it permits her to shed light on the multidimensional social aspects of gender relations which are not defined only by the position women occupy in the labour market... a significant contribution to the political debate on our changing societies and a stimulus to raising awareness of the need for a wide ranging institutionalised set of policy reforms which can address the challenges and enhance the opportunities created by women's new roles. Without institutional changes, women's revolution will remain incomplete and our society risks becoming less equal.' Work, Employment and Society

About Sevil Sumer


Sevil SA1/4mer is an Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Senior Researcher, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, University of Bergen, Norway.

Table of Contents


Contents: Preface; Introduction; Comparing gender regimes: a theoretical framework; The Scandinavian gender regime: myth or reality?; Gender policies in the European Union; Work-family reconciliation in practice; Concluding discussion: towards a European gender regime?; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR009971751
European Gender Regimes and Policies: Comparative Perspectives by Sevil Sumer
Sevil Sumer
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2009-07-02
154
0754670864
9780754670865
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