Gender and Politics
Number of members: 438
The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics forms a broad-based network on issues relating to the study of gender and sexuality in politics and world politics. The Group actively encourages workshops, panels and research groups with an emphasis on gender and seeks to increase the profile of women in the main fields of political science.
Syllabus archive on gender and politics courses
Are you teaching a course on gender and (world) politics? Share your syllabus with the Standing Group on Gender and Politics!
This syllabus archive is a resource for scholars researching and teaching gender issues. It shares ideas for teaching courses but it is also a resource when writing up book proposals and convincing the publishers about the market for the books. Email your syllabus to Isabelle Engeli. Please include details on who is teaching the course and where it has been or is being taught.
Gender and Politics
Gender and World Politcs
Constitution of the ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics
The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics (here after SG) operates under the direction of the conveners of the SG.
1. Conveners: The conveners of the SG are responsible for the day to day running of the SG, take decisions on behalf of the SG, and liaise with the European Conference on Gender and Politics (ECPG). Conveners are appointed for a 3-year mandate, renewable once. When new conveners are sought a notice will be sent to all SG members. All of those who meet the eligibility criteria set put below may put themselves forward to become a new convener. New conveners are then proposed by the Steering committee and the Conveners. The appointments of the new conveners are then ratified at the SG business meeting held at the ECPR general conference.
- be a member of the SG,
- hold a PhD,
- have a post doc or paid research position within an institution for the duration of at least one year beyond the term of office or hold a permanent or tenure-track position,
- demonstrate substantial research and interest in gender and politics,
- demonstrate active participation at ECPR standing group activities (including the ECPR General Conference) and in other European activities related to gender and politics research,
- demonstrate capacity for running the group; this requires an active commitment to the activities of the SG and a commitment to make every effort to attend the business meetings of the Standing Group.
2. Steering Committee:
The Steering Committee advises and ratifies decisions made by the Conveners where appropriate. The Steering Committee may for instance be asked by the conveners to take on additional administrative duties concerning the administration of the SG or liaisons with the European Conference on Gender and Politics (ECPG).
The Steering Committee is composed of 4 members for a non-renewable 3-year mandate and will include the Financial Officer. Every three years, the Conveners of the SG will launch a call for joining the Steering Committee, interested members of the SG should put themselves forward by the deadline.
Members of the Steering Committee are nominated by the Conveners and ratified at the business meeting. All the efforts should be made to ensure a well-balanced representation that is reflecting the diversity of the group.
- at least 1 member should be either working towards a PhD or hold a post doc or paid research position within an institution for the duration of at least one year beyond the term of office,
- at least 2 members should hold a permanent or tenure-track position at the assistant professor level or equivalent,
- demonstrate active participation at ECPR standing group activities (including the ECPR General Conference) in other European activities related to gender and politics research.
3. Appointed Financial Officer:
The financial officer is responsible for submitting an annual financial report to the conveners of the SG and the Steering Committee. The financial report is presented to the SG at the annual business meeting of the SG. The financial officer is nominated and appointed by the Conveners for a non-renewable 3-year mandate.
4. Members of the SG:
Members of the SG are expected to be active participants in the gender and politics research community.
5. Changes to the constitution can be proposed by convenors or by members; any changes should be ratified by the SG at its annual meeting.
"Man is by nature a political animal" - Aristotle