Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives
Series edited by Fiona Mackay, Elin Bjarnegård and Meryl Kenny
Why do institutions and international organisations continue to affect the daily lives of women and men (and different groups of women and men) differently? Why do institutions often reproduce or exacerbate patterns of disadvantage and discrimination, even when formally espousing ideals of equality? As well as seeking to expose the rules, norms and practices through which institutions produce gendered outcomes, Feminist Institutionalism is also concerned – through detailed examples from across the globe – with the potential for, and limits of, institutional innovation and reform in pursuit of gender equality and gender justice.
Published in partnership with the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN network) this series represents the ‘next stage’ of development of Feminist Institutionalism (FI), a novel approach to the study of politics, which combines insights from gendered analysis and institutionalist theory to expose, understand and explain the dynamics of gendered power inequalities in public and political life and their gendered effects. It aims to create a ‘home’ for FI scholars as an emerging intellectual community, whilst encouraging dialogue between FI and wider academic communities and engaged practitioner communities.
Animated by questions that impact the lives of multiple political actors globally, the series draws together cutting-edge work from across disciplines and around the world. An important part of its agenda will be to explore the interplay between the local and the global; the domestic and the international. It will include contributions from a wide range of Feminist Institutionalism approaches, ranging from rational choice to discursive paradigms, as well as those which combine elements from across the variants. The series welcomes proposals for monographs and carefully curated edited collections that cover single and comparative cases from the global North and global South, as well as the international system (such as the United Nations, International Criminal Court). Whilst the primary focus of the series is upon gendered institutional analysis, the series actively encourages submissions which take an intersectional approach.