The Dilution of the Ultimate Goal? Lessons from Gender Mainstreaming

  • Petra Meier


This chapter questions to what extent the equality policy approach of gender mainstreaming is deceiving because it does not deliver on formerly made promises. It puts forward the argument that the lack of result lies in an overrated expectation of social change underlying the policy approach. This, in combination with the prevailing understanding of not only gender equality but also gender, leads to high expectations difficult to satisfy.


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  • Petra Meier
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpenBelgium

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