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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...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
COVID-19 and conflict: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in ceasefires and peace processes
COVID-19 and conflict: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in ceasefires and peace processes This brief addresses the importance of women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation to an effective pandemic response and to peacemaking efforts...
Friday, September 04, 2020
Violence against Women in Politics
Women have made significant inroads into political life in recent years, but in many parts of the world, their increased engagement has spurred attacks, intimidation, and harassment. This book provides the first comprehensive account of this...
Friday, July 24, 2020
100 years on, politics is where the U.S. lags most on gender equality
A century on from women winning the right to vote in the U.S., our nation has made huge progress on many fronts. But plenty more is needed—and above all in the political sphere. The U.S. compares badly to most other countries in the world in terms...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Invoking the idealized family to assess political leadership and legitimacy: news coverage of Australian and Canadian premiers
Conventional wisdom holds that women politicians confront a parenting dilemma. Those with children are questioned about their ability to balance parental roles with political responsibilities, but child-free women are regarded as unable to relate to...
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Increases in women’s political representation associated with reductions in child mortality in Brazil
We assessed the effects of female political representation on mortality among children younger than age five in Brazil and the extent to which this effect operates through coverage with conditional cash transfers and primary care services. We...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Exclusion or interests? Why females in elected office reduce petty and grand corruption
Disappointed by the numerous failures of anticorruption reforms, international organisations, scholars and policy makers increasingly place their hopes on measures aimed at enhancing gender equality and in particular increasing the inclusion of...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Gender and COVID-19
Background Pandemics and outbreaks have differential impacts on women and men. From risk of exposure and biological susceptibility to infection to the social and economic implications, individuals’ experiences are likely to vary according to their...

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