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Book Launch: Feminist Framing of Europeanisation

Book launch

This edited collection explores the Europeanisation of gender policies from a feminist perspective in a wide range of areas.

This book launch is a co-organised event of Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education, Lancaster University and Bahçeşehir University, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Istanbul.

10 December 2020, 1 pm UK Time/ 4 pm Istanbul Time


Chair: Professor Ebru Canan Sokullu, Bahçeşehir University

Discussant: Assistant Professor, Dr Ebru Turhan, Turkish-German University


About the Book:

This edited collection explores the Europeanisation of gender policies and addresses theoretical challenges surrounding the EU’s impact on domestic politics. Using Turkey as a case study, we draw on the key arguments of feminist philosophy on representation, difference and gender equality debates to offer a unique critique and conceptualization of the Europeanisation of gender policies in different areas such from education to asylum policies and seek a response to the question of ‘Can the EU be a feminist actor?’ Thus, in this book, we discuss why Turkey and the EU need a feminist approach that draws on moral and feminist philosophy to design gender-equality policies that could lead to gender-just outcomes and challenge the rhetoric policies of the EU and Turkey that see women as pawns for their instrumental agendas driven by economic and security concerns!


The Editors:

Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bahçeşehir University, Turkey. She is also an associate member of the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP). Her research focusses on Europeanisation, EU foreign policy, Turkish foreign policy, gendering EU studies, and gender and diplomacy. She is the author of Conditionality, the EU and Turkey: From Transformation to Retrenchment(2019).

F. Melis Cin is a Lecturer in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University, UK. She is a feminist researcher with a particular interest in exploring the relationship between education, peace and international development. She is the author of Gender Justice, Education and Equality: Creating Capabilities for Girls’ and Women’s Development (2017, Palgrave); the co-editor of Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development (with A. Lopez-Fogues, 2018, Routledge) and Post-Conflict Participatory art: Socially Engaged Development (with F. Mkwanazi, 2021 Routledge)

10 Dec 2020 Online