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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

Palgrave Macmillan

Table of contents

  1. Reflections and Challenges

  2. Back Matter
    Pages 373-378

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gender Budgeting in Europe
  • Book Subtitle Developments and Challenges
  • Editors Angela O'Hagan
    Elisabeth Klatzer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-64890-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09730-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64891-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 378
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics European Economics
    Economic Policy
    Politics and Gender