Managing gender equality: The Swiss case

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In Switzerland, the new university law that re-established the relationship between the cantonal universities and the federal government in 1999 is one important starting point both for the implementation of New Public Management as well as Equal Opportunities in universities. With a discourse analytical reading of documents as well as 30 interviews conducted with experts for gender equality and science policies at Swiss universities we take a closer look at how the equal opportunity work stemming from the Federal Programme has changed from its original launch in the year 2000 to its forth phase ending in 2016. Furthermore, we show how the discourses of NPM and Equal Opportunities respectively have interacted over the last two decades and resulted in different meanings. Finally, we are discussing the consequences of this interaction for the development of both equal opportunities as well as academic governance.

Authors Nentwich, Julia & Offenberger-Kazich, Ursula
Research Team Alexandria Link Publikationen, Alexandria LinkPublikationen
Projects Offenberger, Dr. Ursula; Nentwich, Prof. Dr. Julia C. & Borra, Carolina (2014) Exzellenz und/oder Chancengleichheit der Geschlechter: Nationale Programmatiken und diskursive Praktiken an Universitäten (Deutschland und Schweiz) [fundamental research project] Official URL
Language English
Subjects social sciences
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Date 30 September 2017
Event Title Tagung „Aktuelle Herausforderungen der Geschlechterforschung“
Event Location Universität Köln
Event Dates 28.-30. September 2017
Contact Email Address
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Julia Nentwich
Date Deposited 02 Oct 2017 14:33
Last Modified 07 Feb 2018 09:54



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