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Gender inequalities in local policies tackling the right to adequate housing: The example of Barcelona through Carol Bacchi’s ‘What’s the Problem Represented to be?’ approach
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The right to adequate housing is an unaccomplished human right, and unequal power relations between men and women are also perpetuated when trying to access decent housing even in the most prosperous global cities such as Barcelona. The aim of this research study has been to show how housing is represented and produced by the Barcelona City Council and which are the gendering effects and implications thereof. Through the analysis of the three most relevant political instruments in the field of housing, the “What’s the Problem Represented to be?” method proposed by Carol Bacchi (1999) has allowed to ascertain different problem representations of the same phenomena within the Council, such as “lack of adequate housing” and “vulnerable women”, with important consequences, along with other policy gaps. In our opinion, while feminism is often produced as the engine for change, these inconsistencies prevent women liberating completely from their socially imposed roles and achieving real and effective gender equality.

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2019. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Housing, women, public policies, problem representation, gender mainstreaming
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162034OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-162034DiVA, id: diva2:1341385
Educational program
Master's Programme in Law, Gender and Society
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Available from: 2019-09-04 Created: 2019-08-08 Last updated: 2019-09-04Bibliographically approved

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