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Political Science 140M: Women in Politics in Comparative Perspective

Overview

This course looks to explain this variation, and further understand the consequences of it. It focuses on questions such as: How do electoral systems affect women’s access to elected office?  What, if any, are the negative effects of imposing gender quotas? If elected, do women promote greater substantive representation? We will look into the potential for gender-based discrimination among socialized gender roles, voters, political parties, campaign policies, and the media.

These questions are interdisciplinary, so this guide gathers together some of the major tools for finding articles in Political Science and in Gender and Women's Studies. Grey Literature -- including NGOs, advocacy organizations, government documents, and international organizations are also important sources and have their own section on the guide.