Countries attempting to improve women's position in relation to that of men have started using a Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) to examine policies' potential effects. But social and cultural barriers to gender justice and the politicisation of gender mainstreaming challenge its successful implementation, writes Gaia Taffoni
Research Fellow and Teaching Associate, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence
Gaia’s research interests include regulatory governance and comparative public policy, with particular interest in the theories and approaches of the policy process.
Her most recent work has appeared in international journals such as the Policy Study Journal, the Journal of European Public Policy, the European Journal of Risk Regulation and the European Policy Analysis Journal.