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Bolstering women’s political power: lessons from the EU’s Gender Action Plan II - Carnegie Europe/ Getty Image
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Bolstering women’s political power: lessons from the EU’s Gender Action Plan II
In December 2020, the European Commission released its third Gender Action Plan (GAP III), which lays out how the European Union should promote gender equality in its external relations over the following five years. Just like its predecessor, the...
Overrepresentation of Men in UN Climate Process Persists (copyright: UN Climate Change)
Monday, November 15, 2021
Overrepresentation of men in UN climate process persists
New reports published ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November show  that decision-making and technical panels under UN Climate Change (known as “constituted bodies”) are increasingly integrating a gender perspective...
Gender and Dynastic Political Selection - Copyright Sage Journal
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Gender and dynastic political selection
Abstract Throughout history and across countries, women appear more likely than men to enter politics on the heels of a close family relative or spouse. To explain this dynastic bias in women’s representation, we introduce a theory that integrates...
Gender Stereotypes, Political Leadership, and Voting Behavior in Tunisia- Photo by Alif Caesar Rizqi Pratama on Unsplash
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Gender Stereotypes, Political Leadership, and Voting Behavior in Tunisia
Abstract Although female political representation in the Arab world has nearly doubled in the last decade, little is known about how voters in the region view female politicians and their political platforms, particularly in a new democracy like...
The continuum of election violence: Gendered candidate experiences in the Maldives - Photo by Olia Gozha on Unsplash
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
The continuum of election violence: Gendered candidate experiences in the Maldives
Abstract Research on election violence often does not capture its psychological and gendered dimensions. Gender differences on the continuum of violence, as acknowledged in other fields, are applied here to election violence. Specifically, this...
Point break: using machine learning to uncover a critical mass in women's representation - Cambridge University Press
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Point break: using machine learning to uncover a critical mass in women's representation
Decades of research has debated whether women first need to reach a “critical mass” in the legislature before they can effectively influence legislative outcomes. This study contributes to the debate using supervised tree-based machine learning to...
 International Political Science Review
Monday, October 25, 2021
Can women dynasty politicians disrupt social norms of political leadership? A proposed typology of normative change
Abstract Social norms that legitimise men as political leaders, and undervalue women’s leadership, are a tenacious barrier to women’s representation globally. This article explores the circumstances under which women dynasty politicians, whose...
Politics & Gender
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
The persistence of social norms, family formation, and gender balance in politics
Abstract Throughout history, most positions of political power have been held by men, and despite numerous laws and regulations aimed at increasing gender equality in society and politics, the majority of democratic assemblies remain predominantly...
PNAS
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Men and women candidates are similarly persistent after losing elections
Abstract Are women more likely to quit politics after losing their first race than men? Women’s first-time candidacies skyrocketed in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Yet we have little sense of the long-term impact of this surge in women...
Monday, June 07, 2021
Culture, Capital, and the Political Economy Gender Gap: Evidence from Meghalaya’s Matrilineal Tribes
Abstract What explains the gender gap in political engagement and economic policy preferences? Many scholars point to material resources, while others credit cultural determinants. We identify and test an important link between these factors:...
International IDEA
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Reforming Political Finance for More Diversity in Political Office
Systemic and legal barriers to equal political participation persist at all levels and take different forms, including unfavourable electoral systems, lack of support from political parties, socio-economic, and cultural. Women, people with...
Rice University http://news.rice.edu/2021/02/22/campaign-promises-more-likely-to-be-kept-by-governments-run-by-women-research-shows/
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
The Effects of Women's Descriptive Representation on Government Behavior
Abstract Does the representation of women in cabinet and party leadership positions affect whether governments are more or less likely to fulfill the policy promises they make during election campaigns? This research note studies the effects of...
oxford
Thursday, February 04, 2021
Privilege and gendered violence in the Canadian and British Houses of Commons
Abstract The Canadian and British Houses of Commons have both recently adopted formal rules to address the problem of sexual misconduct in their parliaments. Using Feminist Institutionalism, we examine how these rules have been constrained or...
CAWP
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Are women reshaping the political donor class in the USA? Money matters in the upcoming races for Governor
Within the next two years, 38 states will hold gubernatorial elections, including two states - Virginia and New Jersey – who will hold gubernatorial elections in November 2021. These elections provide multiple opportunities for women. Nine women...
Politics and gender
Friday, January 15, 2021
Politics & Gender short paper series on Gender, Politics, and the Global Pandemic
Politics & Gender is an agenda-setting journal that publishes quality scholarship on gender and politics and on women and politics. It aims to represent the full range of questions, issues, and approaches on gender and women across the major...
Illustration by Lucy Jones
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Research: Women are better leaders during a crisis
Summary: There has been a lot said about how women have done a better job leading during the Covid-19 crisis than men. According to an analysis of 360-degree assessments conducted between March and June of this year, women were rated by those who...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Women want an answer! Field experiments on elected officials and gender bias
Are elected officials more responsive to men than women inquiring about access to government services? Women face discrimination in many realms of politics, but evidence is limited on whether such discrimination extends to interactions between women...
Monday, November 02, 2020
Equality in law for women and girls by 2030
More than 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected in multiple ways by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections. In response, UN Women, the African Union, the Commonwealth, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Organisation...

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