- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 978-0-7190-5978-0
- Pages: 320
- Price: £19.99
- Published Date: January 2003
- Series: Perspectives on Democratic Practice
Published in association with the United Nations, this book builds on the existing body of literature on gender and democratization by looking at the relevance of national machineries for the advancement of women. It considers the appropriate mechanisms through which the mainstreaming of gender can take place, and the levels of governance involved; defines what the interests of women are, and how and by what processes these interests are represented to the state policy making structures. Global strategies for the advancement of women are considered, and how far these have penetrated at national level, illuminated by a series of case studies - gender equality in Sweden and other Nordic countries, the Ugandan ministry of Gender, Culture and Social services, gender awareness in Central and Eastern Europe, and further examples from South Korea, the Lebanon, Beijing and Australia.
This book is relevant to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5, Gender equality.
Shirin M. Rai is a professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.