The Gender Dynamics of Financialization and Austerity in the European Union—The Irish Case

  • Stefanie Wöhl
Part of the Gender and Politics book series (GAP)


Austerity has affected the livelihoods of households and especially women in the European Union after 2008. This chapter explores the socio-economic and institutional shifts in the Republic of Ireland. It focuses on rent and mortgage arrears of households, austerity measures implemented and which effect they have on women. It reviews political institutional change on the supranational and national level and how resistance against austerity and evictions has evolved in Ireland. The chapter situates these developments in a broader political economy perspective, taking into account hegemonic projects in the European Union and the politics of financialisation.


Crisis Financialisation Austerity Ireland Europeanization Gender 


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  • Stefanie Wöhl
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  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences BFI ViennaViennaAustria

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