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The Masks of the Political God by Luca Ozzano

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: Implications for Women’s Political Representation Today?

Social Movements
Comparative Perspective
Decision Making
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Petra Ahrens
Tampere University
Panel Discussant
Gabriele Abels
Universität Tübingen

09/06/2017 14:00 - 15:45
Building: Anthropole Floor: 2 Room: 2064
Women’s suffrage is celebrating its 100th anniversary in several European countries these years. It gave women the right to vote and to stand in elections. What are its long term implications for women in politics? Certainly, women’s descriptive representation has increased in most parliaments and also the substantive representation of women and gender issues has grown in importance. However, large discrepancies still exist between countries and research is inconclusive about what causes these differences and what impact women in politics have today.
This panel explores the dynamics of women’s political representation from a historical and international comparative perspective. A special focus is on the relationship between the timing and circumstances under which women’s suffrage was introduced and the descriptive and substantive representation of women and gender issues today.

Paper List

Title Details
A Vote for One’s Own? The Suffrage Claim as a Question of Class and Gender Relations in the Early Women’s Movement View Paper Details
Formative Moments in Women’s Political Representation: The Role of Voters, Parties and Women’s Movements View Paper Details
The Danish Suffragettes’ International Engagement (1888-1919) View Paper Details
Women’s Suffrage in Sweden: Partisan Framings, Gender and Nationality View Paper Details
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