- Introduction: Gender and Politics: A Gendered World, a Gendered Discipline
- Gender and Politics: Concepts and Methods
- Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: From Naturalized Presumption to Analytical Categories
- Power, Politics, Domination, and Oppression
- Methods and Methodologies
- Body Politics
- The Body and Politics
- Heteronormativity and Sexuality
- Reproductive Rights
- Gender Violence
- Gendered Political Economy: Production and Reproduction
- Gender and (International) Political Economy
- Households, Families, and Social Reproduction
- Gender, Care, and Welfare
- Gender, Work, and the Sexual Division of Labor
- Civil Society
- Sex, Gender, and Civil Society
- Organizing around Gender Identities
- The Comparative Study of Women’s Movements
- Feminist Organizing: What’s Old, What’s New? History, Trends, and Issues
- Local—Global—Local: Women’s Global Organizing
- Participation and Representation
- Political Representation
- Political Systems and Gender
- Party Politics
- Electoral Institutions
- Judicial Politics and the Courts
- The State, Governance, and Policy Making
- The State and Governance
- Gender, Institutions, and Multilevel Governance
- Women’s Policy Agencies and State Feminism
- Policy Making
- Policy Outputs
- Equality, Citizenship, and Nation
- Equality and Universalism
- Multiculturalism and Identity
- Gender, Nations, and Nationalisms
- Security, Conflict, and Militarization
Abstract and Keywords
This article is concerned with policy making, which can help (re)produce gender and gender inequality, beginning with a wider overview of feminist policy studies and then connecting the available knowledge from different subdisciplines. It then examines the early studies on the analysis of the lack of women in the policy-making process. The next section explains the broader context and process of policy making and how political goals or interests that come from different feminist movements manage in the policy-making process. The article also discusses the genderedness of policy making, gendered bias, and recent developments in research on gender and gender equality.
Emanuela Lombardo is Lecturer in Political Science at Madrid Complutense University (Spain).
Petra Meier is Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Antwerp.
Mieke Verloo is Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues at Radboud University Nijmegen, and Permanent non-residential fellow at the IWM, Institute for Human Sciences Vienna.
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