This research stems from the necessity to critically understand a phenomenon "new" as gender budgeting, especially in the Italian university context. Gender budgeting is a tool that is traced back to the framework of gender mainstreaming and consists of a contextual and financial analysis of the different impact that political decisions have on men and women, starting from the assumption that there are no truly neutral decisions. The purpose of the research is to approach gender budgeting from a critical and feminist perspective and not merely a descriptive one, with the aim of investigating the theoretical frameworks used in implementing gender budgets. The main question that has guided the present research is how gender budgeting relates to the gender inequalities already present in academia and how it transforms the idea of gender equality that is promulgated by the university institution. The project's main contribution lies precisely in having applied to the case of university and Italian gender budgets a critical methodology, the so-called Critical Frame Analysis, which until now had only been used to analyze broader phenomena such as gender mainstreaming. The goal was to understand how the "gender budget" tool has taken on its own characteristics in the Italian academic context and what kind of gender narratives can be found in these documents. Four main theoretical frameworks that can serve as the informational basis for gender budgets were traced, thus debunking the idea that this type of tool can be attributed solely to the approach of gender mainstreaming. In conclusion, with the present work, an attempt was made to break down the gender budget into its constituent elements, in order to analyze to what kind of theoretical framework it was possible to relate each element, always taking into consideration how gender budgeting has been and is concretely implemented in the context of Italian universities, finally using the concrete experience of gender budgeting at the University of Genoa as a case study to analyze some of the phenomena that emerged in the course of this research.

Il bilancio di genere nelle università italiane. Come il genere viene costruito attraverso le policy di genere

ARENA, GIULIA
2022

Abstract

This research stems from the necessity to critically understand a phenomenon "new" as gender budgeting, especially in the Italian university context. Gender budgeting is a tool that is traced back to the framework of gender mainstreaming and consists of a contextual and financial analysis of the different impact that political decisions have on men and women, starting from the assumption that there are no truly neutral decisions. The purpose of the research is to approach gender budgeting from a critical and feminist perspective and not merely a descriptive one, with the aim of investigating the theoretical frameworks used in implementing gender budgets. The main question that has guided the present research is how gender budgeting relates to the gender inequalities already present in academia and how it transforms the idea of gender equality that is promulgated by the university institution. The project's main contribution lies precisely in having applied to the case of university and Italian gender budgets a critical methodology, the so-called Critical Frame Analysis, which until now had only been used to analyze broader phenomena such as gender mainstreaming. The goal was to understand how the "gender budget" tool has taken on its own characteristics in the Italian academic context and what kind of gender narratives can be found in these documents. Four main theoretical frameworks that can serve as the informational basis for gender budgets were traced, thus debunking the idea that this type of tool can be attributed solely to the approach of gender mainstreaming. In conclusion, with the present work, an attempt was made to break down the gender budget into its constituent elements, in order to analyze to what kind of theoretical framework it was possible to relate each element, always taking into consideration how gender budgeting has been and is concretely implemented in the context of Italian universities, finally using the concrete experience of gender budgeting at the University of Genoa as a case study to analyze some of the phenomena that emerged in the course of this research.
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