This comprehensive collection brings together key academics, activists and practitioners to review the changing politics of the 'project' of gender equality. It gives an account of the evolution of gender equality policies and practice at different levels of governance in Britain over the past three decades. Thinking and working around equal opportunities have been fundamentally shaped by changing political conditions. Written during the period of the Labour government of 1997-2001 - itself a time of social and constitutional change - the contributors provide both a rich and stimulating account of the recent past and the fluid present, and offer a provocative set of predictions and prescriptions about the future. The collection first discusses equal opportunities within a national or supra-national context. It next examines the dynamics of resistance and change in public sector organizations before moving on to offer practitioner insight and experience of gender equality politics and practice in local government. The book argues that complex understandings of equality need to be taken into the political arena in such a way that they can be better understood and equality more fully realized.