Annotated bibliography - Civil rights
Article / book
Grugel, J. & Iusmen, I. (2013). The European Commission as guardian angel: the challenges of agenda-setting for children's rights. Journal of European Public Policy, 20(1), 77-94.
Mazey, S. (1998). The European Union women's rights: From the Europeanization of national agendas to the nationalization of a European Agenda?. Journal of European Public Policy, 5(1), 131-152.
Mohanu, V. (2008). The Europeanization of the disability issue by the European Disability Forum. Alter, Revue Europeenne de recherché sur le handicap, 2(1), 14-31.
Stratigaki, M. (2004). The Cooptation of Gender concepts in EU Policies: The Case of "Reconciliation of work and family“. Social Politics, 11(1), 30-56.
Swiebel, J. (2009). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights: the search for an international strategy. Contemporary Politics, 15(1), 19-35.
Thiel, M. & Uçarer, E.M. (2014). Access and agenda-setting in the European Union: Advocacy NGOs in comparative perspective. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 3(1), 99-116.
Argues that, in 2006, the disengagement of the key children’s rights advocacy organizations from the Commission’s agenda intensified the impact of the conflict between DG Justice and DG External Relations over the issue and prevented the Commission from becoming an agenda-setter in this area. Abstract
Discusses the role of the EU institutions (European Commission and Court of Justice) in effecting national policy change in regard to sex equality and mainstreaming laws. Abstract
Investigates the role of the European Disability Forum in placing issues of concerning disabled persons on the EU Agenda. Abstract
Argues that gender equality objectives become part of the main EU political agenda only after their meaning has been transformed to fit other EU policy priorities. This point is illustrated by the shift in meaning of "reconciliation of working and family life", from a feminist to a labour market agenda. Abstract
Investigates and seeks to explain why LGBT issues obtained access to the EU but not the UN arena. Abstract
Compares the strategies and objectives of advocacy NGOs working in the immigration & asylum and human rights areas, respectively, and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each. Abstract