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Margit van der Steen comments on Alison Woodward’s article “Travels, triangles and transformations”. Woodward’s reflections, she argues, would benefit from defining concepts more precisely. She also argues for a more in-depth analysis of the historical and political situation in which the triangle in the EU originated. Especially the early activities of the United Nations should be taken into consideration, as well as the fall of the Iron Curtain and the subsequent introduction of Eastern European countries into the EU. Finally, it can be questioned whether the policy makers during the velvet triangle ‘years’ were the most successful generation of officers.
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Keywords: European Union (EU); Velvet Triangle; feminism; gender equality policy; policy networks; women’s movement

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Margit van der Steen is connected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands as coordinator of the Dutch-Flemish Research School Political History. She also works at the Radboud University in Nijmegen as coordinator of the European Information and Research Network on Parliamentary History , [email protected], Email: [email protected]

Publication date: January 1, 2015

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