Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2010

188 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719065859

Bookseller Code (06)


Mothering the Union

Gender politics in the EU

Roberta Guerrina

Published by Manchester University Press

Europe in Change MUP

  • This exciting book, newly available in paperback, investigates the scope of maternity legislation and family-friendly policies in the European Union
  • The wider context of the analysis is the development of equal rights as part of a European social dimension
  • The book is concerned with the influence of values and beliefs about women, equality, politics and employment on the scope of equal rights and maternity provisions
  • Uncovers the values that underpin the policy making process and their impact on policy outcomes
  • Two case studies - one from Italy and one from the UK - help to illustrate the points made in the text and give concrete examples of gender policies in action