This Handbook maps the expanding field of gender and EU politics, giving an overview of the fundamentals and new directions of the sub- discipline, and serving as a reference book for (gender) scholars and students at different levels interested in the EU.

In investigating the gendered nature of European integration and gender relations in the EU as a political system, it summarizes and assesses the research on gender and the EU to this point in time, identifies existing research gaps in gender and EU studies and addresses directions for future research. Distinguished contributors from the US, the UK and continental Europe, and from across disciplines from political science, sociology, economics and law, expertly inform about gender approaches and summarize the state of the art in gender and EU studies.

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and EU Politics provides an essential and authoritative source of information for students, scholars and researchers in EU studies/ politics, gender studies/ politics, political theory, comparative politics, international relations, political and gender sociology, political economy, European and legal studies/ law.

chapter 1|14 pages

Whose story is it anyway?

Studying European integration with a gender lens

part I|90 pages

Gendering the EU

part II|76 pages

Gendering the EU polity and structures of governance

part III|69 pages

Gendered politics in the EU

chapter 15|12 pages


chapter 16|13 pages

Gender and EU citizenship

chapter 17|14 pages

The privilege of (defining) knowledge

Gender differences in political knowledge across Europe

chapter 18|13 pages

Civil society

chapter 19|15 pages

Party politics

part IV|113 pages

Gender equality and EU policies

chapter 20|12 pages

Social and employment policy

chapter 21|13 pages

Economic and monetary union

chapter 22|12 pages

Trade policy

chapter 23|12 pages

Development policy

chapter 24|12 pages

Gender and EU climate policy

chapter 25|13 pages

Research policy

chapter 26|12 pages

Security and defence policy

part V|39 pages

A gender lens on key issues and debates

chapter 31|12 pages

The gender story of Brexit

From under-representation of women to marginalisation of equality