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2021 Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Politics and Gender

Gendered Patterns of Elite Career Paths in the Comparative Context

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Panel Chair
Mariam Mufti
University of Waterloo

29/08/2015 14:00 - 15:40
Building: Jean-Brillant Floor: 3 Room: B-3295
This panel explores the variation in elite career paths between men and women across political jurisdictions at the individual level of analysis. The traditional barriers to individual-level data collection are rapidly evaporating at the advent of the era of big data analytics and “open government”. The impact on researchers’ ability to question and examine in detail the constraints and opportunities that exist within and around a political career are especially pronounced for those who study gender and politics as biographical data on both male and female political elites becomes increasingly available. Papers which address the determinants and consequences of elite appointment, duration and exit across country cases are welcome, as are those which address gendered career paths in the multi-level context.

Paper List

Title Details
Gender and Promotion in Executive Office: Cabinet Careers in the World of Westminster View Paper Details
Gender Differences in Ministerial Careers in Subnational Cabinets. Evidences from Spain, Belgium and United Kingdom View Paper Details
Women in Power: Career Paths of Female Senators in Mexico View Paper Details
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