FunderNeo-Institutionalismus - Revisited

By now neo-institutionalism is a highly well received theoretical approach, being discussed intensely not only in organizational research, but also in gender studies. Its attractiveness as a source of inspiration for the analysis of organizations and gender can no longer be ignored. Consequently, it is about time to bring together and discuss those diverse efforts to enhance neo-institutionalist theory in combination with gender-related concepts.

This handbook offers a multi-disciplinary inventory, sounds out blind spots of neo-institutionalism regarding gender relations, and presents gender theory enhancements. The main focus is on the question of to what extent, if at all, gender studies can benefit from neo-institutionalist thoughts both theoretically and empirically – which is not to say that connections to other theoretical approaches ought to be excluded. Among others, this work addresses the perspectives of world polity, institutional work, travelling ideas, processes of organizational change and degendering as well as the mechanisms of heteronormativity.

With contributions by:
Annette von Alemann, Nathalie Amstutz, Helga Eberherr, Maria Funder, Raimund Hasse, Katja Hericks, Stefanie Hiß, Johanna Hofbauer, Roswitha Hofmann, Ilona Horwath, Lisa Knoll, Katharina Kreissl, Rainhart Lang, Brigitte Liebig, Hannah Mormann, Ursula Müller, Sebastian Nagel, Julia Nentwich, Ursula Offenberger, Martina Peitz, Edeltraud Ranftl, Daniela Rastetter, Irma Rybnikova, Birgit Sauer, Hanna Schulte, Angelika Striedinger, Jeannette Trenkmann, Kristina Walden, Ralf Wetzel and Theresa Wobbe