Gendering Institutionalism: A Feminist Institutionalist Approach to EU Integration Theory

Toni Haastrup, Meryl Kenny

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We can now assert without much challenge that the European Union (EU) embodies the institutionalisation of particular ‘stories’ and histories of European integration. The various attempts to understand these stories have been particularly amendable to theorising European integration through New Institutionalism (NI). Although it can hardly be considered new per se, NI has especially been useful for understanding the origins of EU agencies and their evolution as the EU acquires more capabilities and roles. NI has often set itself apart in the integration debates for its ability not only to show the ways in which the EU’s common institutions shape...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGendering European Integration Theory
Subtitle of host publicationEngaging New Dialogues
EditorsGabriele Abels, Heather MacRae
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherBarbara Burich
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783847402565
ISBN (Print)9783847406402
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2016


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