The Politics of Pseudoactions – Local Governance and Gender Policy Implementation in the Western Balkans

Successful implementation is often pointed out as a missing prerequisite in the attainment of gender equality goals. Only rarely, however, are gender policy implementation processes subjected to systematic study. This paper analyses the local-level implementation of national gender equality policies in three countries of the Western Balkans region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia), examining the extent to which the implementation work may have failed and the reasons behind the failures noted.

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