402162 VU Gender Research

summer semester 2022 | Last update: 19.05.2022 Place course on memo list
VU Gender Research
VU 2
each semester

§ 5 (1) 17 Gender Research

The students know the central concepts and topics of gender studies in political science. They have a multidimensional understanding of the connection between gender and politics and the importance of gender for the analysis of political processes. They are thus able to conduct empirical analyses of political processes and policy fields from a gender perspective. 

Gender is an important aspect of identity and everyday life. It structures political behavior of voters, access to political offices as well as political outcomes. Building on this fact, the seminar explores four fundamental 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? The lecture examines these questions from an empirical-comparative perspective and tries to find potential answers based on current empirical research. In addition, fundamental concepts of representation and gender research will be discussed.

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

Oral participation + written essay

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.

successful completion of compulsory modules 1 to 3

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Date Time Location
Wed 2022-03-09
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online Einführung
Fri 2022-04-08
10.00 - 18.00 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2022-04-09
10.00 - 18.00 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2022-06-09
16.00 - 20.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2022-06-10
10.00 - 18.00 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2022-06-11
10.00 - 18.00 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free