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Gender and Politics

Standing Group

Established 1986 - Number of members: 637

Steering Committee Chair

  • Petra Ahrens (Tampere University)

Steering Committee

  • Silvia Erzeel (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Co-Chair
  • Conny Roggeband (University of Amsterdam)
  • Rossella Ciccia (University of Oxford)
  • Anna Van Der Vleuten (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
  • Robin Devroe (Ghent University)
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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.


  • Mailing list – a vibrant information and discussion forum where messages regarding conferences, grants, jobs, and books are disseminated;
  • A ' syllabus bank ' of gender and politics courses taught worldwide;
  • Awarding the biennial Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize in Gender and Politics

Syllabus Bank

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 Petra Ahrens. Please include details on who is teaching the course and where it has been or is being taught.

Gender and Politics

  1. Studying the EU from a gender perspective (Abels)
  2. Gender mainstreaming in public administrations (Bustelo & Lombardo)
  3. Politics of gender (Childs)
  4. Feminism and politics (Eschle)
  5. Gender, society and politics: Special focus on Europe and the US (Ferree)
  6. Gender and the European Union (Kantola)
  7. Feminist research methods (Krook)
  8. Gender and politics in global perspective (Krook)
  9. Design and evaluation of an equality plan (Lombardo)
  10. Gender and politics (Lombardo)
  11. Gender mainstreaming: Theory and practice at the international, European and Spanish levels (Lombardo)
  12. Gender policies in the European Union (Lombardo)
  13. Feminismos teoría y practica. Las políticas de igualdad entre hombres y mujeres (Lombardo)
  14. Engendering politics: Feminist contributions to political theory (MacKenzie)
  15. Genre et politique (Marques-Pereira)
  16. Rapports de genre et figures de femmes en politique (Marques-Pereira)
  17. Concepts and methods in comparative politics: Gender and politics (Mazur)
  18. Introduction to gender and politics (Papageorgiou)
  19. Women and politics: A global perspective (Paxton)
  20. Feminism and Politics (Randall)
  21. Egalité des chances entre les femmes et les hommes (Sénac-Slawinski)
  22. Partecipazione e rappresentanza delle donne nell’Italia Repubblicana (Vacante)
  23. Women, Government, and Public Policy (Xydias)
  24. Gender, Security and Militarism (Roe)
  25. Equality Policy in Comparative Approach (Krizsan & Zentai)
  26. Gender and the Welfare State (Woods)
  27. Justice and Gender (Woods)

Gender and World Politcs

  1. Politics of the Middle East: Gender (Ababneh)
  2. Gender and development (Alnevall)
  3. Feminisms and International Relations (Kantola)
  4. Global feminisms (Krook)
  5. Feminist and International Relations theories (Peterson)
  6. Gender and nationalism (Repo)
  7. Women, politics and globalisation (Waylen)