publication . Research . 2015

Dilemmas in the Danish approach to gender equality : gender equality without gender quota

ROLANDSEN AGUSTÍN, Lise; SIIM, Birte;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
The paper addresses the dilemmas, contradictions and paradoxes in the Danish approach to gender quotas and gender equality and discusses the intersections of citizenship, democracy and gender justice. Gender research understands gender quota as a means to achieve equal rights, gender equality and gender parity. Gender theory has conceptualized gender parity as one step towards achieving gender justice in all arenas of social, political and economic life. The Danish cases illustrate that context matters and question gender quota as a universal strategy to achieve gender equality. The empirical focus of the paper is placed on three arenas: 1) gender quota in polit...
Subjects
free text keywords: Political representation, Gender quota, Leave policies, Economic boards, Discourses
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