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The Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public Policy, Hardback Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public Policy Hardback

Edited by Olena Hankivsky, Julia S. Jordan-Zachery

Part of the The Politics of Intersectionality series


Grounded in black feminist scholarship and activism and formally coined in 1989 by black legal scholar Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, intersectionality has garnered significant attention in the field of public policy and other disciplines/fields of study.

The potential of intersectionality, however, has not been fully realized in policy, largely due to the challenges of operationalization.

Recently some scholars and activists began to advance conceptual clarity and guidance for intersectionality policy applications; yet a pressing need remains for knowledge development and exchange in relation to empirical work that demonstrates how intersectionality improves public policy.

This handbook fills this void by highlighting the key challenges, possibilities and critiques of intersectionality-informed approaches in public policy.

It brings together international scholars across a variety of policy sectors and disciplines to consider the state of intersectionality in policy research and analysis.

Importantly, it offers a global perspective on the added value and "how-to" of intersectionality-informed policy approaches that aim to advance equity and social justice.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 752 pages, 23 Tables, color; 23 Illustrations, color; 5 Illustrations, black and white; XXX, 752 p.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9783319984728



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