Political Epistemology in Gender Policy-Making: The German Democratization of Expertise
- Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
- Oxford University Press
- Volume 27, Number 4, Winter 2020
- pp. 765-789
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This article proposes the concept of feminist political epistemology to examine the changing modalities of knowledge production in Germany. The article examines how German gender equality policies have been embedded in and shaped by the shifting modalities of knowledge production and the remaking of the science expertise–politics nexus. The two formative time periods investigated—the 1960s–1970s and 1998 to the present—account for major shifts in the gender and political knowledge regime in Germany. The findings provide insights into the contradictory dynamics involved in transformations of political and epistemic authority.