How to Resist Austerity: the Case of the Gender Budgeting Strategy in Andalusia

Vanessa Puig-Barrachina, Marisol E. Ruiz, María del Mar García-Calvente, Davide Malmusi, Esther Sánchez, Lluís Camprubí, Carles Muntaner, Imma Cortès-Franch, Lucía Artazcoz, Carme Borrell

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Abstract

While most countries have imposed austerity policies that risk jeopardizing the progress towards gender equality, there are examples of European regions that have maintained or strengthened gender-equality policies in a climate of economic downturn. Following a realist approach and adopting Kingdon's agenda-setting model as our framework, this explanatory case study examines how, why and under which circumstances the gender budgeting strategy has resisted austerity measures. This strategy represents a key tool for gender mainstreaming in Andalusia, a southern region of Spain. Results have shown that the existence of a strong left-wing government is a necessary context for the maintenance of gender equality policies. The feasibility given by the previous context of institutionalization of this strategy and its low cost, together with political commitment — with a decisive contribution from female leadership — have been the major factors allowing the maintenance of the gender budgeting strategy in Andalusia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-55
Number of pages22
JournalGender, Work and Organization
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Andalusia
  • austerity measures
  • gender budgeting
  • gender mainstreaming
  • public policies assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Puig-Barrachina, V., Ruiz, M. E., García-Calvente, M. D. M., Malmusi, D., Sánchez, E., Camprubí, L., ... Borrell, C. (2017). How to Resist Austerity: the Case of the Gender Budgeting Strategy in Andalusia. Gender, Work and Organization, 24(1), 34-55. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12152

How to Resist Austerity : the Case of the Gender Budgeting Strategy in Andalusia. / Puig-Barrachina, Vanessa; Ruiz, Marisol E.; García-Calvente, María del Mar; Malmusi, Davide; Sánchez, Esther; Camprubí, Lluís; Muntaner, Carles; Cortès-Franch, Imma; Artazcoz, Lucía; Borrell, Carme.

In: Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 34-55.

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Puig-Barrachina, V, Ruiz, ME, García-Calvente, MDM, Malmusi, D, Sánchez, E, Camprubí, L, Muntaner, C, Cortès-Franch, I, Artazcoz, L & Borrell, C 2017, 'How to Resist Austerity: the Case of the Gender Budgeting Strategy in Andalusia', Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 34-55. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12152
Puig-Barrachina V, Ruiz ME, García-Calvente MDM, Malmusi D, Sánchez E, Camprubí L et al. How to Resist Austerity: the Case of the Gender Budgeting Strategy in Andalusia. Gender, Work and Organization. 2017 Jan 1;24(1):34-55. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12152
Puig-Barrachina, Vanessa ; Ruiz, Marisol E. ; García-Calvente, María del Mar ; Malmusi, Davide ; Sánchez, Esther ; Camprubí, Lluís ; Muntaner, Carles ; Cortès-Franch, Imma ; Artazcoz, Lucía ; Borrell, Carme. / How to Resist Austerity : the Case of the Gender Budgeting Strategy in Andalusia. In: Gender, Work and Organization. 2017 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 34-55.
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