Publication: ‘Gender Equality in Public Services’

Gender Equality in Public Services, Chasing the Dream by Hazel Conley and Margaret Page was published in November 2014.

This book analyses how gender equality work in British public services is changing in response to factors including: equality legislation; the erosion of local democracy, privatisation of public services and new forms of feminist activism and leadership. It also assesses the challenges and opportunities for promoting women’s equality in producing and using public services.

Exploring the impact upon developed and developing economies, the arguments in this book explores the potential of equality and feminist activism and leadership for radical and transformational change. It will appeal to advanced students, researchers and practitioners interested in social policy, feminist organization theory, equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming practice.

The book is available for £75 from Routledge.