Handbook of Feminist Governance published

Handbook of Feminist Governance published
Photo courtesy from the ANU Gender Institute launch of the Handbook of Feminist Governance L to R Virginia Haussegger, Maria Tanyag, Marian Sawer, Natasha Stott Despoja. Photo: Mark Kenny
Tuesday 18 April 2023

Congratulations to our Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer AO for her latest publication The Handbook of Feminist Governance.

The Handbook, edited by Marian Sawer, Lee Ann Banaszak, Jacqui True and Johanna Kantola, is the first comprehensive survey of the extent to which feminist values and practices have been introduced into governance over the last 50 years. It ranges from the feminist collectivism of 1970s women’s movements through feminist innovation in service delivery and state structures to the feminist norm work undertaken at and around international and regional governance bodies. It shows how innovations such as quotas, gender budgeting and feminist foreign policy have spread around the world but also how they have been contested. Examples of good practice make it a resource for practitioners as well as researchers and educators.

Find here further information and access to Introduction and Timeline.

The book was launched by Virginia Haussegger AM and Natasha Stott Despoja AO, on 27 March 2023 at the RSSS auditorium.

Virginia Haussegger AM is a journalist and gender equity advocate, whose extensive media career spans three decades across public and commercial broadcasting. She is Founding Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation at the University of Canberra, along with BroadAgenda, a news media platform developed to build a bridge from academic research into mainstream media.

Natasha Stott Despoja AO is a Professor in the Practice of Politics at ANU and a former Senator, party leader and ambassador. She is a Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), a Non-Executive Director of several organisations and a Deloitte Principal.


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