ECPR Standing Group/External
University of Uppsala, Sweden, ECPG Conference
11 - 13 June 2015




Gendered Rules, Parties and Norms? Cabinet Appointments in Comparative Perspective

Elites
 
Executives
 
Gender
 
Institutions
 
Representation
 
Panel Number
P033
Panel Chair
Rainbow Murray
Queen Mary, University of London
Panel Discussant
Rainbow Murray
Queen Mary, University of London

Abstract
This panel explores the role of formal and informal rules, norms, and institutions in shaping women’s appointment to cabinets in various parliamentary democracies around the world. Most of the existing literature on cabinet formation focuses on the demographic and political backgrounds of ministerial appointments to test for factors that can help to explain when women are more (or less) likely to be selected. The starting point for this panel is that, while large-N studies indicate that patterns of ministerial recruitment may be gendered, they cannot tell us how the rules and norms of cabinet recruitment work to advantage or disadvantage women. By employing qualitative, small-N, and process-tracing approaches, the papers on this panel explore how the formal rules, informal norms, and common practices of ministerial selection vary across party and within countries over time in ways that create gendered patterns of cabinet appointments that facilitate or inhibit the appointment of women.
Time
13/06/2015 11:00
Location
Building: University Building Room: IX
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Paper List


Title 
 
 
Gender, Institutions and Power in the Swedish Cabinet View Paper Details
Rules or Norms? The Gendered Nature of Cabinet Appointments View Paper Details
Views from ‘Above the Glass Ceiling’: Gender and Cabinet Government in Ireland View Paper Details
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