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Post-accession compliance with EU gender equality legislation in post-communist new member states

Sedelmeier, Ulrich (2009) Post-accession compliance with EU gender equality legislation in post-communist new member states. European Integration Online Papers, 13 (Sp. 2). Art. 23. ISSN 1027-5193

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Abstract

This paper analyses the transposition of EU legislation on gender equality at the workplace in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia, as well as the enforcement powers of their national equality institutions. It does not find significant differences between post- and pre-accession compliance. Overall compliance can be considered good in Hungary, Lithuania, and Slovenia, while it is considerably worse in the Czech Republic – both pre- and post-accession. As an explanation for these variations in legal transposition and enforcement bodies, the paper finds two equifinal paths towards correct transposition of EU gender equality legislation and strong enforcement bodies: either the absence of high adjustment costs, or the combination of strong social democratic governments and NGOs with special expertise in EU gender equality legislation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://eiop.or.at/eiop/texte/2009-023a.htm
Additional Information: © 2009 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: UT ISI:000272872100007
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2010 15:26
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26598/

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