Alba Alonso

Alba Alonso
University of Santiago de Compostela | USC · Departamento de Ciencia Política y de la Administración

PhD in Political Science

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Este artículo tiene como objetivo analizar la incorporación de la perspectiva de género en las políticas de vivienda en España. Para ello, en primer lugar, se examina la literatura relativa a la transversalización de la igualdad y el desarrollo de la política de vivienda, prestando especial atención al caso español. Seguidamente, y partiendo del ma...
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La desigualdad entre mujeres y hombres sigue siendo un fenómeno persistente en el mundo académico, a pesar de la adopción de una variedad de medidas sensibles al género. Este artículo contribuye a abrir la caja negra de las instituciones universitarias y construye un marco analítico que ayuda a comprender la falta de efectividad de las políticas qu...
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How can we understand differences in the gender regime of Southern European states? What explains the different trajectories of gender regimes? Spain and Italy are often lumped together as belonging to the domestic or conservative model because of their shared legacy of authoritarianism and the familialistic nature of their welfare state, which ent...
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Populist radical right parties (PRRPs) are generally considered detrimental to democracy. Research on their damaging potential tends to focus on their influence in triggering policy backsliding but leaves the promotion of gender equality out of the equation. This study explores the case of Vox in Andalusia, a southern region of Spain, to show how P...
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Recomendaciones del proyecto UNIGUAL para implementar las políticas de igualdad y la interseccionalidad en las universidades https://www.unigual.es/publicaciones-y-recursos/
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This article applies Walby’s systemic theory of gender regime to Spain’s decentralized state, to capture changes in the gender regime. Locating the “hegemon” at different levels of government for each domain (economy, polity, violence, and civil society) and considering interactions between governmental levels provided a clear understanding of chan...
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Análisis de los informes de impacto de género en la Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia.
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Spain was at the vanguard of gender equality policies in the early 2000s (Valiente, 2006). A multitier polity worked as a policy transfer platform where innovative legislation to address gender based violence, LGTBQ rights or gender mainstreaming was rapidly generalized at the national and regional levels, irrespective of the party in office (Verge...
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Las políticas de género han adoptado tradicionalmente un enfoque tecnocratizado que ha dado escasa cabida a las prácticas y discursos del movimiento feminista y de mujeres. Ello ha incidido en una menor calidad y carácter transformador de las mismas. Este artículo se acerca al caso del Ajuntament de Barcelona para explorar una apuesta pionera por r...
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Pese al prolífico marco normativo sobre perspectiva de género en la docencia universitaria, su implementación no ha sido efectiva. Este artículo presta atención al currículum de la Ciencia Política. En primer lugar, a través de distintos indicadores cuantitativos, analizamos las guías docentes de primer curso de todos los grados de Ciencia Política...
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Democracy is an ally of the feminist project and a necessary condition for its success. The European post-crisis context shows evidence of de-democratization processes that represent a remarkable challenge. This article investigates gender equality and processes of de-democratization in Spain in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis. It argues...
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Democracy is an ally of the feminist project and a necessary condition for its success. The European post-crisis context shows evidence of de-democratization processes that represent a remarkable challenge. This article investigates gender equality and processes of de-democratization in Spain in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis. It argues...
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Territorial debates have recently shaken the political systems in Scotland and Catalonia, leading to referenda on independence. This article engages with questions concerning whether this extraordinary process has affected the women's movement and why. Specifically, feminist scholars have often expressed concern regarding how strong territorial ide...
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Scholarly work on intersectionality has shown some concern on whether this policy strategy is implemented in a participatory manner. The case of Portugal has been of particular interest since the country features a long tradition of involving civil society in the making of equality policies. This article revisits the Portuguese case in order to ana...
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Literature has repeatedly shown that gender mainstreaming is far from being transformative and smoothly introduced. It is rather a contested strategy, leading to steady impacts on changing routines and gendering policy outcomes. However, research policies have appeared to be one of the issues areas where a gender perspective has been introduced. Th...
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Mainstreaming gender in political science education requires legislation, structures, instruments, and critical actors, not to mention a favourable political context for putting the issue on the agenda. This article examines these issues in the Spanish context with particular reference to the opportunities afforded to the mainstreaming of gender in...
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With obstacles at various levels of government, multi-level settings provide complex challenges for the implementation of gender mainstreaming. Policy transfer appears to hold some explanatory potential in these sorts of contexts; scholarship however, still tends to focus on single sources of influence – either European or domestic – and potentiall...
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This article analyses the setbacks experienced by gender equality policies in Spain. First, changes in regard to key elements of this policy field, like the institutional mechanisms, the budgets or the equality policy agenda, are mapped. Second, transformations concerning key policies such as the ones related to the welfare state, and their impact...
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The combination of studies on federalism and gender studies has fueled a burgeoning research that examines the impact of the territorial distribution of power on equality policies and on the strategies of the women's movement. This article explores how the main territorial dynamics of the State of Autonomies have affected three key areas of public...
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RESUMEN: En España las políticas de género han sufrido un considerable retroceso en los últimos años. La crisis económica y la necesidad de desarrollar políticas de austeridad han sido presentadas como las razones principales para realizar importantes recortes en sus presupuestos y para eliminar diversos organismos. Paralelamente, la agenda de igua...
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El objetivo del capítulo es, en primer lugar, proporcionar una visión general de la metodología en las Ciencias Políticas. Con ese fin se abordan aspectos clave como la construcción del conocimiento y de los conceptos, y los principales métodos en uso en la disciplina. En segundo lugar, se pretende utilizar las investigaciones realizadas con perspe...
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A variety of typologies have been developed to conceptualize the diversity of theories and policies dealing with intersectionality. This article examines the relevant literature, especially the work of Hancock (2007, Perspectives on Politics, 5, 63–79), which is applied to a case study of Portugal. In Hancock's typology, Portugal appears to be evol...
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The Europeanization of regional governance has long been addressed from the sole perspective of the regional policy of the EU, hence almost exclusively from a top-down perspective. Limited attention was paid to the different types of regions involved, especially those emerging regions with a legislative capacity (Carter and Pasquier, 2006). Meanwhi...
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This chapter explores the institutionalization of intersectionality in a selection of South European countries (SEC): Italy, Spain, and Portugal.1 It argues that, although a multiple inequalities agenda is beginning to blossom under the impetus of the EU anti-discrimination policy, this does not mean that truly integrated approaches have been imple...
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La literatura sobre políticas de igualdad entre mujeres y hombres ha sufrido un extraordinario desarrollo en la última década. Sin embargo, son pocos los estudios que han abordado con detenimiento su implantación en el nivel subnacional. Este artículo pretende contribuir a paliar este vacío y explorar este tipo de actuaciones en un país fuertemente...
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The most recent literature on the politics of equality has paid great attention to the inclusion of intersectionality in public policies, particularly since the EU has invested in introducing a new agenda for multiple inequalities. Following other studies which cover the reactions of different Member States to this new European political priority,...
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This article focuses on exploring gender mainstreaming current challenges. In doing so, it begins by addressing literature centered on its conceptualization and introduction in practice. The main goal is to unveil its main strengths and weaknesses as well as its actual implementation. Subsequently, the text revises the two main venues of analysis p...
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The most recent literature about the European Union shows a special interest in studying its multilevel structure and in analyzing the influence that has this con- figuration of policy making in the subnational organizations. Gathering this theoretical background, this article has as objective verify that the main cause of the introduction of gende...
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RESUMEN Una de las estrategias más recomendadas con respecto a la igualdad de género en el ámbito de la ciencia y la tecnología es la introducción del mainstreaming en las políticas científicas. Partiendo del cariz multinivel de este ámbito competencial, este artículo explora la introducción de la perspectiva de género en las políticas de la UE y...
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Gender mainstreaming is a transformative strategy that requires the involvement of all levels of government. In decentralized states as Spain, this requirement includes its regions. This paper explores the evolution of this kind of policy in Spanish sub-national level through the analysis of three main aspects. First, its inclusion in binding rules...

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The objective of this project is to re-kindle trust in democracy and to re-invigorate engagement with democratic institutions and values in Europe. We plan to achieve this by co-creating solutions to the crisis of democracy, by designing and implementing strategies, which counter opposition to equality and democracy and by supporting citizens and activists working in this field. CCINDLE works directly with feminist grassroots activists and institutional actors, feminist and pro-democratic media, young Europeans, philanthropic organizations, thinktanks, and gender professionals. We co-create knowledge on i) anti-gender campaigns and how they challenge democracy, particularly through political violence and alternative knowledge production; ii) futures of society envisioned in feminist theories and how they relate to democracy in Europe with respect to intersectional justice, inclusion, and participation; iii) feminist movement and institutional responses to anti-gender and other anti-democratic forces. We focus on seven European countries with different social and political backgrounds, and the EU level. This knowledge allows us to better understand everyday practices of democracy and how the current backlash resonates with broader exclusionary tendencies and fundamental problems of the Western democracy model. We assume that the problem is not anti-gender movements alone but also the roots they have in the exclusionary features of contemporary European democracies, the way in which they are normatively designed and function. CCINDLE provides for concrete approaches and tools to more effectively fight anti-gender and other antidemocratic forces, support the quality of democracy, and make democracy across Europe more resilient and inclusive. We put these approaches and tools into practice through co-creating actions including student juries, a network of intersectional feminist media across Europe, gender café’s, blogs, and other networking/dissemination activities. Check: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101061256 Partners Mieke Verloo, STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT NL, Coordinator Akwugo Emejulu, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK Johanna Kantola, TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR FI Andrea Krizsan, KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM HU Emanuela Lombardo, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID ES Petra Meier, UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN BE Conny Roggeband, UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM NL Elena Pavan, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO IT Olivia Ianelli, TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD UK Marta Rawluzsko, UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI PL Elzbieta Korolzcuk, SODERTORNS HOGSKOLA SE HORIZON-CL2-2021-DEMOCRACY-01 Ref. 101061256. (18/2/2022) Total: 3 325 433.00 EUR
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How to understand gender regimes? What explains changes in gender regimes? This is part of a broader project led by Sylvia Walby and Karen Shire on Varieties of Gender Regimes Analyzing Southern European gender regimes, especially Spain and Italy is my interest