Oratie. Intersectionalitiet en interferentie. Hoe politiek en beleid ongelijkheid behouden, bestrijden en veranderen

  • Mieke Verloo


Mieke Verloo Intersectionality and interference How politics and policy retain, fight and change inequality The first part of this article addresses four problematic patterns in current intersectionality research: a bias on identities; a lack of attention for privilege; confusion between normative and descriptive concepts and a lack of deep theory. Suggested improvements are based on the use of a meta-concept of interference and on linking to theories by Charles Tilly and Sylvia Walby. The second part categorises four promising ways of addressing interferences between inequalities in politics and policy making. The categories are: reactive exposing of bias; pragmatic application of existing instruments; substantial restructuring and a focus on democratic and coalition procedures.