Roberta Guerrina is Professor of Politics and an expert in EU gender politics and policies. She is interested in understanding the impact of gender (hierarchies) on key policy areas traditionally seen as gender neutral, such as Brexit, Security and Defence. Currently, she is working on the unintended gender consequences of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. She has published in the area of Brexit; Women, Peace & Security; work-life balance; Identity politics and the idea of Europe.
She is currently also Jean Monnet Chair and co-founder of the UACES funded collaborative research network "Gendering EU Studies"
She co-authored one of the leading articles on the gendered impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU: "Walking in the Shadow of EU Law" (with Annick Masselot). This article is making a detailed contribution to going debates about the representation of women's interests in current debates about the future of UK policy post-Brexit.
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Bee, C and Guerrina, R (2015) Framing Civic Engagement, Political Participation and Active Citizenship in Europe Routledge
Guerrina, R. (2005) Mothering the Union: The Politics of Gender, Equality and Maternity Rights in the EU. Manchester University Press
Guerrina, R. (2002) Europe: History, Ideas and Ideologies. Arnold
Bee, C and Guerrina, R. (2014) “Civic Engagement, Political Participation and Active Citizenship in Europe: an Introduction” Journal of Civil Society, Vol. 9(4)
Bee, C. and Guerrina R. (2014) “Participation, Dialogue and Civic Engagement: establishing active citizenship in the EU” Journal of Civil Society, Vol. 9(4).
Guerrina, R; Allwood, G. and MacRae, H (2013) “Unintended Consequences of EU Policies: Reintegrating Gender in European Studies” Women's Studies International Forum, Vol. 39 (July-Aug):1-2.
Guerrina, R and David, M (2013) "Gender Norms and the EU's Normative Power in the External Dimension" Women's studies International Forum, Vol. 39 (July-Aug): 53-62
Guerrina, R. (2006) "Constitutional Politics in Europe: Continuing Trends in the Politics of Gender", Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, No. 8
Guerrina, R. (2003) "Gender Mainstreaming and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights" Policy, Organisation and Society, Vol. 22 (No. 1)
Guerrina, R. (2003) "Employment Policy and the Family in the EU". Cross National Research Papers - Employment Relationships and Family Life, 6 (4). European Research Centre, Loughborough University
Guerrina, R. (2002) "Mothering in Europe: a feminist critique of European policies on motherhood and employment." European Journal of Women's Studies, Vol. 9 (No. 1).
Guerrina, R. (2001) "Constructing Gender in the EU: The case of Equality and Maternity Rights" Current Economics and Politics of Europe, Vol. 10 (No. 1)
Guerrina, R. (2001) "Equality, Difference and Motherhood: the Case for a Feminist Analysis of Equal Rights and Maternity Legislation' Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 10 (No. 1), March 2001
Guerrina, R. (2000) "The EU and the Social Dimension: Current Perspectives" Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 7 (No. 2), May 2000
Chapters in books or special issues of journals:
Guerrina, R. (2014) “(Re)Presenting Women: gender and the politics of sex in contemporary Italian politics” in Childs, S. and Celis, K (eds) Conservative Women. Routledge (ECPR Series) - October 2014
Guerrina, R (2014) “Working Mothers” O'Reilly, A. (ed) Motherhood-Mothering Reader. Demeter Press
Bee, C and Guerrina, R (2014) “Europeanisation of Policy Discourses on Participation and Active Citizenship” in Barratt, M and Zani, B (eds) Political and Civil Engagement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Routledge
Guerrina, R (2011) “Parental rights in Italy” in Busby, N. and James, G. (eds) Families, care-giving and paid work: challenging labour law in the 21st century. Edward Elgar.
Guerrina, R (2010) “The Reproduction of Mothering” in O'Reilly, A. and Golson, JG (eds) The Encyclopedia of Mothering, Sage.
Guerrina, R. (2008) “Employment policy, women's labour market activation and demographic trends” in Velluti, S. and Beveridge, F. (eds) Gender and the Open Method of Coordination: Perspectives on Law, Governance and Equality in the EU. Routledge, pp. 35-54.
Guerrina, R. and M. Zalewski (2007) “Negotiating Difference/Negotiating Rights: an introduction” Review of International Studies, Vol. 33 (No. 1): 5-10.
Guerrina, R. (2006) “Gender, interests and constitutional matters in the EU: The case of the Charter of Fundamental Rights” in L. Chappell and L. Hill (eds) The Politics of Women's Interests. Routledge. pp. 175-192.
Guerrina, R. (2000) "Sex Equity vs. Sexual Equality" in Code, L. (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Feminist Theories. Routledge
Special Issue on “Civic Participation in Europe” Journal of Civil Society, with C Bee. Spring 2014
Special Issue on “Unintended Gender Consequences of EU Policies”, Women's Studies International Forum, with H MacRae and G Allwood. Winter 2013
Special issue/section on “Negotiating Difference/Negotiating Rights” in The Review of International Studies. Spring 2007
Guerrina, R. (2014)
Guerrina, R. (2013) “What has the European Union done for Women” Eurobriefing (EuroMovement) Guerrina, R. (2013) “So, What has the European Union done for Women?” e-International Relations. Guerrina, R. (2013) "Women on the Frontline and Other Equality Matters” e-International Relations.
Guerrina, R (2012) “UNSCR 1325 in the UK”, e-International Relations.
Guerrina, R (2012) "Keynote, Gender, Ideology & the Political Economy of Austerity: The Mother War Continues..."
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