402506 SE Politics and Gender

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 01.04.2021 Place course on memo list
402506
SE Politics and Gender
SE 2
4
weekly
annually
German

Students will acquire knowledge of key concepts and themes in the study of gender and politics as well as theories about the role of gender in politics. They will be provided with empirical facts about how gender matters in contemporary politics. Students will acquire the skills to further develop critical thinking and to critically discuss the relevant literature in the subfields of politics dealing with issues of gender. They will be able to draw conclusions about scientific problems and understand empirical contributions to the field and to formulate innovative research questions in the field of gender and politics.

Women and Politics in Comparative Perspective: Reasons and Consequences of Unequal Representation

Although women make more than half of the world’s population, they are still significantly underrepresented in political institutions. This seminar examines current studies in political and gender studies concerning this underrepresentation of women and tackles the following four questions: (1) Why are women (still) underrepresented in politics? (2) Which factors affect the representation of women in political institutions? (3) Does it make a difference whether women are represented in parliament? (4) What are the policy-consequences of a fairer representation of women in political institutions?

These questions will be analyzed in a comparative perspective. Based on theories of representation and gender studies, we will study empirical-analytical approaches to find answers to the above-mentioned questions.


Combination of lecture- and seminar elements with a focus on group discussions.

Presentation + written term paper

Waylen, G., Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola and S. Laurel Weldon (eds.) (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics. Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press.

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Date Time Location
Wed 2021-03-10
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-03-17
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-03-24
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-04-14
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-04-21
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-04-28
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-05-05
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-05-12
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-05-19
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-05-26
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-06-02
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-06-09
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-06-16
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-06-23
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online