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The Activation of Citizenship in Europe$
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Thomas Pfister

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719083310

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719083310.001.0001

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The EU debate: gender equality in the EES

The EU debate: gender equality in the EES

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(p.27) 3 The EU debate: gender equality in the EES
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The Activation of Citizenship in Europe
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Thomas Pfister

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083310.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the debate about activation and gender equality at the EU level in general and within the EES in particular. It demonstrates how activation has developed as a network of concepts and meanings in the course of the EES. In particular, it traces the development of concepts, problem definitions, strategies, and priorities in its gender equality dimension. Most important, while this remains contested gender equality has been reframed from a human right to a functional requirement for full employment mainly measured in terms of male/female employment rates.

Keywords:   European Employment Strategy (EES), Gender equality, EU social policy, EU Gender equality policy, Gender mainstreaming

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