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No Shortcut to Change: An Unlikely Path to a More Gender Equitable World

Kara Ellerby


Gender equality has become a central aspect of global governance and development in the twenty-first century. States increasingly promote women in government, ensure women’s economic rights, and protect women from violence, all in the name of creating a more gender-equitable world. This book, however, challenges the idea that such efforts to include more women can actually promote gender equality. Arguing instead that there is a global “add gender and stir” campaign, in which women and gender have become synonymous, this book interrogates why this campaign has not had a greater global impact. ... More

Keywords: gender equality, women, representation, security, feminism, neoliberalism, gender, inclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781479893607
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479893607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kara Ellerby, author
University of Delaware