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Feminist Framing of Europeanisation

Gender Equality Policies in Turkey and the EU

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Develops a feminist framework of Europeanisation

  • Shows the limitations of Europeanisation emanating from a problematic gender equality understanding of the EU

  • Provides a moral and ethical philosophical lens to examine the nature of rights and human dignity

Part of the book series: Gender and Politics (GAP)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Conceptual Framework

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction: Why Gender and the EU?

      • Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm, F. Melis Cin
      Pages 3-18
    3. Enlargement Strategy of the EU: A Framework for Analysis for the (De)Europeanisation in Turkey

      • Digdem Soyaltin-Colella, Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm
      Pages 19-40
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 283-288

About this book

This book explores the Europeanisation of gender policies and addresses some of the challenges of the debates surrounding the EU’s impact on domestic politics. Using Turkey as a case study, it illustrates that Europeanisation needs a feminist agenda and perspective. The first part of the book critically engages with the literature on Europeanisation, the EU’s gender policies and gender policymaking, and the interaction between Europeanisation and gender policies to argue that the Europeanisation framework falls short in devising sustainable gender policies due to a lack of feminist rationale and theory. Subsequently, the book develops a feminist framework of Europeanisation by drawing on the work of key feminist philosophers (Carole Pateman, Onora O’Neill, Nancy Fraser, Anne Phillips, Iris Young) and uses this framework to offer a critique of the Europeanisation of gender policies in various areas where the EU has prompted changes to domestic policies, including in civil society, political representation, private sector, violence against women, education, and asylum policy. 

Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bahçeşehir University, Turkey. She is also an associate member of the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP). Her research focusses on Europeanisation, EU foreign policy, Turkish foreign policy, gendering EU studies, and gender and diplomacy. She is the author of Conditionality, the EU and Turkey: From Transformation to Retrenchment(2019).

F. Melis Cin is Lecturer in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University, UK. She is a feminist researcher with a particular interest in exploring the relationship between education, peace and international development. She is the author of Gender Justice, Education and Equality: Creating Capabilities for Girls’ and Women’s Development (2017) and the co-editor of Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development (with A. Lopez-Fogues, 2018).

Keywords

  • Europeanisation of gender policies
  • feminist agenda of Europeanisation
  • Europeanisation and gender
  • EU gender policies
  • EU gender policymaking
  • EU's gender equality standards

Reviews

‘Bridging European and gender studies, this volume deserves a great welcome to the literature. It not only offers a feminist reading of Europeanisation in general, but also discusses the process of Europeanisation and de-Europeanisation of Turkey with regard to changes in gender policy. The book demonstrates that the EU is the leading body to advocate gender equality, and also proves that it is a firm gender actor compared to other international organisations. However, as the volume also shows, the EU is not yet a normative gender actor due to the absence of a feminist rationale in promoting gender equality abroad. The contributions offer significant insights into EU-Turkey relations from a gender studies perspective.’

Ayhan Kaya, Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair for European Politics of Interculturalism, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

 

‘Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm and Cin have curated a timely volume that applies a feminist lens to the well-known Europeanisation framework. Using the case of Turkey, the book extends the focus of European studies scholarship that analyses the adaptation of non-member states to EU policies and practices to setting a new feminist agenda in the adaptation to the EU. Beyond the new insights offered on the Turkish case study, the volume provides a powerful critique, and highlights the limits of the EU’s reach outside of its current border.’

Toni Haastrup, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Stirling, UK

 

‘This pioneering volume, which extends feminist perspectives to the study of EU toward candidate countries, is a must-read for scholars of EU integration and gender studies.’

–Bahar Rumelili, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at the Department of International Relations, Koc University, Turkey

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm

  • Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

    F. Melis Cin

About the editors

Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bahçeşehir University, Turkey. She is also an associate member of the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP). Her research focusses on Europeanisation, EU foreign policy, Turkish foreign policy, gendering EU studies, and gender and diplomacy. She is the author of Conditionality, the EU and Turkey: From Transformation to Retrenchment (2019).

F. Melis Cin is Lecturer in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University, UK. She is a feminist researcher with a particular interest in exploring the relationship between education, peace and international development. She is the author of Gender Justice, Education and Equality: Creating Capabilities for Girls’ and Women’s Development (2017) and the co-editor of Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development (with A. Lopez-Fogues, 2018).


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Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-52770-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)