By Olga A. Avdeyeva

Comparative research of gender equality reforms enacted in ten post-communist states who turned contributors of the ecu Union.

Between 2004 and 2007, ten post-communist jap ecu states turned individuals of the eu Union (EU). to take action, those countries needed to meet sure ecu accession requisites, together with antidiscrimination reforms. whereas reaching european club was once a massive success, many students and specialists doubted the sustainability of accession-linked reforms. could those countries agree to ecu directives on gender equality? To discover this query, Defending Women’s Rights in Europe provides a special research of specific unique comparative information on country compliance with european gender equality requisites. It contains a accomplished quantitative research mixed with rigorous insightful case experiences of reforms in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. Olga A. Avdeyeva finds that coverage and institutional reforms constructed furthest in these states the place women’s advocacy NGOs controlled to shape coalitions with governing political events. After turning into individuals of the ecu, the governments didn't abolish those rules and associations regardless of the prices and shortage of renowned help. Reputational issues avoided country elites from coverage dismantling, yet gender equality regulations and associations turned marginalized at the kingdom schedule after accession.

Olga A. Avdeyeva is affiliate Professor of Political technology at Loyola college Chicago.

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