Has Democracy failed Women?

Gendering in Research talk by Drude Dahlerup, Stockholm University

2019.01.18 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 23 May
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

May´s GIR will be by Drude Dahlerup and she will be speaking about her new book "Has Democracy failed Women?" (2018)

Abstract

The book poses the questions; Why are women still under-represented in politics? Can we speak of democracy when women are not fully included in political decision-making? Some argue that we are on the right track to full gender equality in politics, while others talk about women hitting the glass ceiling or being included in institutions with shrinking

power, not least as a result of neo-liberalism. Drude Dahlerup explains how democracy has failed women and what can be done to tackle it. Political institutions, including political

parties, she argues, are the real gatekeepers to elected positions alt over the world, but they need to be much more inclusive. By reforming these institutions and carefully implementing gender quotas we can move towards improved gender equality and greater democratization.

About the speaker

Drude Dahlerup is Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University, and author of many book on women's movements, gender and politics, electoral gender quotas, and Feminist theory.

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The Gendering in Research Network provides a platform for gender researchers and students at Aarhus University to discuss, collaborate, and exchange ideas. For further information about the Gendering in Research Network, please contact: Lea Skewes, IMC Theresa Ammann, IMC

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