Making policymakers more gender aware: experiences and reflections from the Women’s Budget Group in the United Kingdom

Himmelweit, Susan (2006). Making policymakers more gender aware: experiences and reflections from the Women’s Budget Group in the United Kingdom. In: Hartmann, Heidi ed. Gendering politics and policy: recent developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. USA: Haworth Press Inc., pp. 101–121.

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About the book: Top feminist theorists and scholars examine the latest developments in gender politics and policy around the world.
Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States discusses in depth how women and women’s perspectives are changing politics and policy in both the United States and around the world. This compelling resource surveys a range of issues and methodologies to bring the most recent gender issues, politics, and policies into clear focus. Top feminist scholars and theorists from several disciplines explore the latest in gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting, citizenship, social capital, and the gender gap in various cultures and countries.
Gendering Politics and Policy provides case studies of different policy areas, techniques, and political practice as it highlights issues important for women and women’s issues around the world. The book’s three main sections include detailed looks at politics and gender issues in the United States, policies of concern for women in Latin America and Europe, and women’s agendas in the United Nations. This book is extremely useful as a teaching tool for students by surveying a wide range of vital issues and methodologies of gender development, women and politics, women and public policy, and women in international politics. The text is extensively referenced and includes several tables and figures to clearly present data and ideas.

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