Gender Equality in Public Services

Gender Equality in Public Services

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qEquality of opportunity is a phrase that is embedded in the language of most organizations, even if it is not always identifiable in their practices. Since the civil rights movement in the US, and anti-discrimination legislation of the 1970s in the UK, jolted organizations on both sides of the Atlantic into taking the concept seriously, public service delivery has often led the way both in terms of developing new approaches and sometimes in highlighting the disturbing extent of social inequality.Gender Equality in Public Services offers an analysis of how the organization of gender equality work in British public services is changing in response to legislation, the privatisation of and reduced state expenditure on public services, the devolution of power from central to regional and local government, and the rise of third wave feminism. The book also takes a look at the challenges and opportunities for promoting women's equality in employment and public services during these times of change. The issues covered affect most advanced economies and the argument developed in the book draws from and contributes to international feminist debates and research literature on the potential of equality and gender mainstreaming work for radical and transformational change, and to feminist organization theory. As such, it will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners interested in the lived experience of equality policy and change processes, feminist organization theory and gender mainstreaming practiceq--152a€“70. Thompson, B. (2002) Multiracial feminism: Recasting the chronology of second wave feminism. In C. R. MacCann and S-K. Kim (eds) Feminist Theory Reader: Local and global perspectives. London: Routledge, 3rd edition, pp. 56a€“ 67.

Title:Gender Equality in Public Services
Author:Hazel Conley, Margaret Page
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-13


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