Gender Issues in a Global Perspective

6 credits

Teachers responsible:   Prof. Maria‐Antonietta Confalonieri (coordinator), Prof. Enrica Chiappero‐ Martinetti

The course aims to provide students the conceptual instruments to analyzing and evaluating the dimensions of gender inequality and to  understanding , thanks to the comparative analysis of  welfare states , the political strategies to promote gender equality.

The course is interdisciplinary and combines the contribution of economic theory and of political science, namely policy analysis. It introduces to the dimensions of gender inequality in comparative perspectives and to the interpretation of the main comparative indicators of gender inequality. It further clarifies the three policy paradigms of gender equality policy  (equal treatment, equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming) and the relation between welfare state regimes and “gender regimes” , illustrating national cases  (mainly from the EU) and focusing on the case of Italy.  A special seminar regards gender issues and women’s mobilization in the Arab Springs.

Course Syllabus