uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
The promise and pitfalls of gender mainstreaming: the Swedish case
Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2009 (English)In: International feminist journal of politics, ISSN 1461-6742, E-ISSN 1468-4470, Vol. 11, no 2, 216-234 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines gender mainstreaming in Sweden, which is an interesting case because several favorable conditions make its implementation likely. It addresses two main questions: (1) to what extent has gender mainstreaming been implemented and (2) what are the consequences? The article first discusses the pros and cons of gender mainstreaming as reflected in the international feminist debate. It then briefly describes the favorable conditions of the Swedish case and subsequently maps out the introduction of gender mainstreaming since 1994, focusing on the process and its politics. It concludes with a discussion of the Swedish experience in terms of the promise and pitfalls of gender mainstreaming identified in the feminist debate and the implications of the Swedish case for feminist theorizing on gender mainstreaming.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 11, no 2, 216-234 p.
Keyword [en]
gender mainstreaming, gender equality, feminism, Sweden
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-131814DOI: 10.1080/14616740902789575ISI: 000276688000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-131814DiVA: diva2:355553
Gender, Actors and Politics (GAP)
Available from: 2010-10-07 Created: 2010-10-07 Last updated: 2010-12-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Bergqvist, Christina
By organisation
Department of Government
In the same journal
International feminist journal of politics
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 272 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link