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Gender Budgeting in Europe

Developments and Challenges

  • Angela O'Hagan
  • Elisabeth Klatzer
  • Provides a critical exploration of the historical and conceptual background to gender budgeting

  • Offers investigation of approaches to adoption and implementation from diverse parts of Europe over almost 20 years

  • Critically reflects on gender budgeting activity at different levels of government across a range of countries

  • Reaffirms feminist engagement in gender analysis of budget processes and economic policy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Overview of Gender Budgeting: Conceptual Underpinnings and Contestations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Angela O’Hagan, Elisabeth Klatzer
      Pages 3-18
    3. Elisabeth Klatzer, Angela O’Hagan, Katharina Mader
      Pages 43-55
    4. Tindara Addabbo, Elisabeth Klatzer, Christa Schlager, Paola Villa, Paloma de Villota
      Pages 57-85
  3. Gender Budget Analysis and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Elisabeth Klatzer, Tindara Addabbo, Gloria Alarcon-García, Angela O’Hagan
      Pages 109-133
  4. Critical Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Finnborg S. Steinþórsdóttir, Katrín Anna Guðmundsdóttir, Thamar M. Heijstra, Halldóra Friðjónsdóttir
      Pages 179-198
    3. Francesca Bettio, Annalisa Rosselli
      Pages 199-220
    4. Yolanda Jubeto, María José Gualda, Buenaventura Aguilera, Alicia Del Olmo, Paula Cirujano, Paloma de Villota
      Pages 221-246
    5. Angela O’Hagan, Eva Neizert, Lynn Carvill
      Pages 293-315
  5. Reflections and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Angela O’Hagan, Elisabeth Klatzer
      Pages 319-344

About this book


This book takes a broad look at conceptual and practical applications of gender budgeting in Europe.  It comprises three linked sections that: work through conceptual definitions of gender budget analysis, exploring how it can be framed and constructed as a gender equality policy; investigate case studies across Europe; and examine challenges for implementation. This statement publication explores conceptual and methodological variations evidence in practice in Europe and the challenges of adoption and implementation in different political and institutional contexts. It brings together historical and current conceptual developments and tensions; approaches, methodologies, and tools in practice across Europe; activism, actors and agency and the engagement of formal institutions at all levels of government with feminist policy changes and feminist analysis and activists. This text is fascinating reading for students, scholars, policy makers and activists.


feminist economics political economy Europe policy economic policy fiscal policy institutional economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Angela O'Hagan
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Klatzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Independent researcher-activist and international consultantFeminist Economics and Gender Responsive BudgetingViennaAustria

About the editors

Dr Angela O’Hagan is an academic researcher in the Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

Elisabeth Klatzer is an independent researcher-activist and international consultant, Feminist Economics and Gender Responsive Budgeting, Vienna, Austria

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