Analyzing institutional persistence: The case of the Ministry of Women's Affairs in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Show simple item record Curtin, Jennifer en Teghtsoonian, K en 2012-03-25T21:00:28Z en 2010-12 en
dc.identifier.citation POLITICS & GENDER 6(4):545-572 01 Dec 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 1743-923X en
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dc.description.abstract The Ministry of Women's Affairs in Aotearoa/New Zealand was established as a stand-alone agency in 1986. It has remained institutionally intact for more than 20 years, unlike many women's policy agencies that have been downsized or eliminated. It has survived significant economic and state sector restructuring and weathered the extension of neoliberal orientations into the reform of social policy. We analyze New Zealand's version of state feminism during three political periods since its inception. For each period, we identify significant developments both in the broader political context and within the ministry itself, and examine how effective Women's Affairs has been in advancing the substantive interests of diverse groups of women. Our analysis identifies three key features of the Ministry of Women's Affairs - its political context, its political and bureaucratic leadership, and its institutional design - as important in explaining both the ministry's continued existence and the limits on what it has been able to achieve. en
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dc.language English en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Politics & Gender en
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dc.subject Social Sciences en
dc.subject Political Science en
dc.subject Women's Studies en
dc.subject Government & Law en
dc.subject BRITISH-COLUMBIA en
dc.subject POLICY-MAKING en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.subject REPRESENTATION en
dc.subject NEOLIBERALISM en
dc.title Analyzing institutional persistence: The case of the Ministry of Women's Affairs in Aotearoa/New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S1743923X1000036X en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 545 en
pubs.volume 6 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Cambridge University Press en en
pubs.end-page 572 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 206854 en Arts en Social Sciences en Politics & International Relations en
dc.identifier.eissn 1743-9248 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-03-26 en 2010-12-24 en

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