Chiva, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6588-0729 2021, 'Enlargement' , in: The Routledge handbook of gender and EU politics , Routledge International Handbooks , Routledge, London, pp. 183-194.

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Access Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge Handbook of Gender and EU Politics on 18th March 2021, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138485259


This chapter argues that the European union's (EU’s) eastwards expansion in particular marked a watershed moment in the development of the EU’s enlargement policy, and that this had momentous consequences for gender equality policy in the new member states. It also argues that, perhaps as a consequence of overwhelming interest in the eastern enlargement round, the literature on gender and enlargement is overwhelmingly focused on the process whereby prospective member states ‘download’ EU policy templates into domestic settings. The chapter provides an overview of the development of EU membership conditionality, the ways in which eastern enlargement differed from previous rounds, and the ways in which gender equality was incorporated into membership conditionality towards central and eastern European countries (CEECs). It focuses on the evolution of the enlargement literature, focusing primarily on the CEEC enlargement. The chapter identifies directions for future research, focusing on existing research gaps.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Abels, G, Krizsán, A, MacRae, H and van der Vleuten, A
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Routledge
Series Name: Routledge International Handbooks
ISBN: 9781138485259 (hardback); 9781351049955 (ebook)
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Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 08:38
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2022 02:30
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61114

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