Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2014, 19:00 - 21:00 iCal

Gender&Agency Lecture

Mihaela Miroiu: Ethical Liberalism – an Ally to Feminism? Reflections on Post-Communist Transition and Europeanization

Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4. Stock, 1010 Wien


Post-communist transition and Europeanization created enabling as well challenging conditions for feminism. However, one lesson must be learned: Neither the classical liberalism, nor social-democracy, nor (even less) communism, not to mention the nowadays neo-conservative and neoliberal backlash against welfare policies provide sufficient conditions for gender justice. The de-politicization of the feminist agenda, which is now an insidious phenomenon in advanced liberal democracies, is dangerous: It lets women get carried away by the mainstream agenda without being able to determine policies in accordance with their ideas and interests; it encourages new democracies to deal with gender problems as footnotes to the political agendas, even in the name of gender mainstreaming. The lecture will critically reflect these processes from a feminist perspective which is deeply indebted to ethical liberalism.

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Forschungsverbund "Gender & Agency"


Sara Vorwalder
Institut für Zeitgeschichte