The market for gender-equality expertise: providing services to public and private organisations in France

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serval:BIB_DCC8825AE5C3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
The market for gender-equality expertise: providing services to public and private organisations in France
Journal
European Journal of Politics and Gender
Author(s)
Blanchard Soline
ISSN
2515-1088
Publication state
Published
Issued date
22/02/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2
Number
1
Pages
93-111
Language
english
Abstract
This article analyses the rise and functioning of the professional gender-equality consulting market in France on the basis of 63 interviews, participant observation and document review. It first examines the socio-historical process of creating the market and highlights the role of public action. It then investigates the market structure and reveals a division between two ideal-typical segments, before presenting some overlaps and circulations between them. It finally discusses existing power relations within the market and ambivalent public regulation, arguing that weak state commitment and low social pressure hinder the potential for transformative change brought about by gender-equality consulting.
Keywords
consulting, expertise, gender equality, public action, services market, transformative change
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13/09/2019 13:25
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18/01/2020 7:17
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