Gender Knowledge under Construction. The Case of the European Union’s Science and Research Policy

  • Karin Zimmermann


This article draws attention to gender expertise in the areas of politics, science, and administration. It is based on the results of a research project (Zimmermann/Metz-Göckel 2007), in which a large number of official documents of the European Council, the European Commission, and the European Parliament were analysed. In addition, fifteen women and one man were interviewed: politicians of the European Parliament, members of the European Commission, administrators of the Directorate General Research, and female scientists being their advisors. The interviewees were active in employing a new gender equality policy procedure, known as Gender Mainstreaming.


European Commission Gender Equality Social Practice Social Field Female Scientist 
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