By Olga A. Avdeyeva
Between 2004 and 2007, ten post-communist japanese ecu states grew to become individuals of the ecu Union (EU). to take action, those international locations needed to meet yes european accession requisites, together with antidiscrimination reforms. whereas achieving ecu club used to be an immense fulfillment, many students and specialists doubted the sustainability of accession-linked reforms. may those countries agree to european directives on gender equality? To discover this query, Defending Women’s Rights in Europe offers a special research of precise unique comparative facts on country compliance with ecu gender equality standards. It encompasses a complete quantitative research mixed with rigorous insightful case reviews of reforms in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. Olga A. Avdeyeva finds that coverage and institutional reforms built furthest in these states the place women’s advocacy NGOs controlled to shape coalitions with governing political events. After turning into contributors of the european, the governments didn't abolish those guidelines and associations regardless of the prices and shortage of renowned help. Reputational matters avoided nation elites from coverage dismantling, yet gender equality guidelines and associations grew to become marginalized at the country time table after accession.
Olga A. Avdeyeva is affiliate Professor of Political technology at Loyola college Chicago.
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