Introducing Gender Budgeting in Europe
This edited volume provides for the first time a focus on activities in Europe to adopt and implement gender budgeting which has emerged globally as an approach to gender equality in public policymaking and public finance management over the last 20 years. It is a dynamic concept with methodological developments and practical approaches emerging at different levels of government and in different political and institutional contexts. This book intends to inform policymakers and gender equality advocates on the mechanics of gender budgeting and discuss the tensions inherent in conceptualising and putting it into practice. It draws on expert academic and practitioner perspectives on the challenges, opportunities, and practicalities of gender budgeting. The contributors are members of the European Gender Budgeting Network, a research and practice network that has existed since 2006. In the context of this book, given the range of practice currently developing we take a wider view of Europe than the European Union and will include perspectives from Turkey, Iceland, and other non-EU countries.
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