publication . Article . Research . 2015

Debates on Women's Representation in Austria. Or: The Development of the Pitfalls of a Conservative Gender Regime

GRESCH, Nora; SAUER, Birgit;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: SSRN Electronic Journal (eissn: 1556-5068, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Nearly 30 years after the first gender quota regulation was introduced in Austria and the establishment of gender equality legislation and institutions, the proportion of women in public offices rose within this time, but has stagnated roughly at 30% for the recent years. To understand this cleavage of the gender equality claim and the stagnation regarding women’s participation in decision-making processes, we will critically explore the gender quota policies in Austria from the perspective of substantive equality and gender democracy. Gender quota claims inherently entail the potential to deepen democracy and transforming societies towards more substantive just...
Subjects
free text keywords: Austria, Quota, Conservative gender regime, Legislation, Leverage (finance), Democracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Transformative learning, Politics, Inequality, Political economy, Economic system, Breadwinner model, Social Partnership, Political science
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publication . Article . Research . 2015

Debates on Women's Representation in Austria. Or: The Development of the Pitfalls of a Conservative Gender Regime

GRESCH, Nora; SAUER, Birgit;