publication . Article . Conference object . Other literature type . 2017

Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards : Depoliticizing Gender and the Economy

Elomäki, Anna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Nov 2017
  • Country: Finland
Gender quotas for corporate boards can be seen as a way of drawing attention to gendered power within the economy as well as a way to democratize the economy, yet the debate about them has focused on the economic and business benefits of gender equality rather than on gender justice or democracy. This article examines how women’s under-representation in economic decision-making was constituted as an economic problem in the European Union’s gender-equality policies and how the economization of the debate on gender quotas for corporate boards affects understandings of gender equality and the economy. The article contributes to research on gender and neoliberalism ...
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free text keywords: neoliberalism, gender-equality policy, European Union, gender quota, depoliticisation, Valtio-oppi, hallintotiede - Political science, Muut yhteiskuntatieteet - Other social sciences, 6160 Other humanities, Gender Studies, Economy, Political science, media_common.cataloged_instance, media_common, media_common.quotation_subject
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