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Citizenship in an Enlarging Europe : From Dream to Awakening - B. Einhorn

Citizenship in an Enlarging Europe

From Dream to Awakening

Paperback Published: 6th June 2006
ISBN: 9780230273337
Number Of Pages: 254

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Citizenship in an Enlarging Europe considers the impact of economic, political and social transformation in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of EU enlargement. The author uses the lens of gender to examine the processes of democratization, marketization and nationalism.

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'Einhorn, one of the most accomplished experts on women in Eastern Europe, has written a comprehensive and excellent overview of this subject...this book will serve as a guide to the politics of citizenship and feminism in Eastern Europe for some years to come.' - European Journal of Women's Studies

'...the book is extremely well written, well informed and cogently argued. Einhorn incisively reviews and analyses an extraordinary range of literature, supporting arguments with a remarkable breadth of empirical and statistical analysis. Her impressive comparative ability ensures that she 'hops' around Central and Eastern Europe without sacrificing important empirical detail.' - International Feminist Journal of Politics

'Barbara Einhorn has written an important and timely contribution to our understanding of the newly enlarged Europe. Most crucially, she argues for a recognition of the gendered complexities of the idea of citizenship. The book is essential reading for anyone who values the furtherance of equality between all Europeans.' - Mary Evans, Professor of Women's Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

'Einhorn is consistently thorough, thoughtful and accessible. In this vital and timely book, she synthesizes cutting-edge theory and cross-disciplinary research to deliver a compelling argument for gender equitable citizenship in an enlarging Europe. A uniquely valuable resource for students, scholars and practitioners as well.' - V. Spike Peterson, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Arizona, USA

'Barbara Einhorn has done it again! All of her many fans who have been awaiting eagerly a sequel to her much-heralded Cinderella Goes to Market will be rewarded by reading this new richly detailed, cogently analyzed comparative study of what has happened to women in Eastern Europe in the last decade. This book is a must for all of us trying to make feminist sense of globalized economics and tenuous democratization - and women's own activist responses to both.' - Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor, Clark University, USA

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction to Paperback Editionp. x
Democratization and Reinvented National Identity: Contradictory Trends?p. 1
Introductionp. 1
Difficulties in 'transition'p. 5
Gender in transformation/transforming genderp. 8
Gendered nationalismsp. 12
Feminist sightings: prospects for citizenshipp. 14
Structure of the bookp. 16
Issues of Governance: Contested Strategies for Gender Equityp. 21
Introductionp. 21
Strategies for gender equitable citizenshipp. 23
The role of the nation state in political representionp. 27
Civil society activism as political strategyp. 30
European Union enlargement and gender mainstreamingp. 33
Conclusionp. 40
Gender in Mainstream Politics: Scaling the Structuresp. 42
Introductionp. 42
What counts as 'politics' and where does it occur?p. 44
The discursive focus on civil societyp. 46
Gender in mainstream politicsp. 47
Moving gender from margin to center: the quota debatep. 56
Coclusionp. 59
Civil Society or NGOs: Empowerment or Depoliticization?p. 61
Introductionp. 61
Civil society and genderp. 64
Feminism in East-West dialoguep. 69
Grassroots activismp. 74
Eastern European feminism within the global contextp. 87
Conclusionp. 90
Family, Nation and Reproductive Politics: Between the Private and the Publicp. 94
Introductionp. 94
Debates about the public-private dividep. 96
Altered family and social policy modelsp. 99
Demographic shifts and the question of childcarep. 104
Reproductive politics and nationalist discoursesp. 108
Conclusionp. 122
Femininities and Masculinities: Gender Re-presentedp. 124
Introductionp. 124
Media images and market realitiesp. 126
Superwoman teetering on a tightropep. 129
Glamour puss sweeps the marketp. 131
Gender and national identityp. 136
Hegemonic femininity: a conclusionp. 139
Labour Market Access: Persistent Patterns of Inequalityp. 144
Introductionp. 144
Male bias in economic restructuring?p. 148
Gender-unequal access to the labour marketp. 151
Marketization and occupational segregationp. 156
Experiencing unemploymentp. 163
The impact of social policy changesp. 166
Conclusionp. 169
Citizenship in an Enlarging Europe: Towards Gender Equity?p. 171
Introductionp. 171
Civil society and the language of empowermentp. 172
Which institutional framework?p. 175
Citizenship: agency or capabilities, right or entitlements?p. 178
Identity, differences and the capacity for joint political strategiesp. 186
Notesp. 191
Bibliographyp. 204
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780230273337
ISBN-10: 0230273335
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 6th June 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1