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This module examines central topics in the study of gender politics and public policy. It deals with theoretical arguments and empirical evidence concerning the political representation of women and gender, and public policies promoting women’s interests and gender justice. The first part of this module covers issues such as women’s representation in political parties and social movements, women as voters, candidates, representatives and leaders. It also introduces students to theories and methods in comparative politics and public policy. The second part focuses on gender and public policies. It analyses the substantive representation of women and LGBTQ+ people. It explores gender equality, gender mainstreaming and a gender+ equality perspective in the formulation and implementation of public policy. It also discusses the gendered consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. This module draws on examples from various world regions and time periods to analyse similarities and differences in gender politics and public policy around the world.
3,000 word essay (100% of module mark)
This course aims to:
On successful completion of this module, students will:
1-hour weekly lecture and 1-hour weekly seminar
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