Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 February 2021

Abstract and Keywords

Social and gender governance has emerged primarily at the national and global level, but more recently and to a more modest extent it has emerged at the regional level as well. Four regional social and gender regimes can be distinguished because regional organizations selectively have adopted and “regionalized” ILO and UN standards of gender equality, labor rights, and social protection. Against the background of mobilization against globalization and the “neo-liberal” character of regionalism, it is striking that there is only a piecemeal development towards more regional social policy-making. Sovereignty concerns of states, the lack of access for non-state actors, the weakness of regional institutions, and the strength or weakness of national welfare regimes all act as constraints on the development of more comprehensive and enforceable social and gender governance at the regional level.

Keywords: gender equality, labor rights, regional gender governance, regional social governance, social protection

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.