Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University
and honorary professor at Roskilde University
MY NEW BOOK:
My latest book, Has Democracy Failed Women?, is now available from Polity: http://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509516360
The book is part of Polity Press’ new series ‘Democratic Futures’ , written for a general audience, and for scholars and students.
Why are women still under-represented in politics? Can we speak of democracy when women are not fully included in political decision-making? Some argue that we are on the right track to full gender equality in politics, while others talk about women hitting the glass ceiling or being included in institutions with shrinking power, not least as a result of neo-liberalism.
In this powerful essay, internationally renowned scholar of gender and politics Drude Dahlerup explains how democracy has failed women and what can be done to tackle it. Political institutions, including political parties, she argues, are the real gatekeepers to elected positions all over the world, but they need to be much more inclusive. By reforming these institutions and carefully implementing gender quotas we can move towards improved gender equality and greater democratization.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Exclusion without words
Chapter 2: Breaking male dominance in politics
Chapter 3: The impact of Gender Quotas
Chapter 4: Gendering Public Policy
Chapter 5: Women in global politics
Joni Lovenduski, Professor Emerita of Politics, Birkbeck College
Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University
“Dahlerup is not a ranter or a raver. She writes a cool, deliberate, decidedly temperate prose, and she doesn’t propose a cookie cutter solution to the problem.”
Upcoming public speeches, see under What’s New.
Gender Quotas in Central and Eastern Europe.
“Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Gender Quotas in Politics in Central and Eastern Europe.” Special section of the Slovenian journal Teorija in Praksa (in English), edited by Drude Dahlerup and Milica Antic Gaber. Available at http://www.fdv.uni-lj.si/revije/znanstvene-revije/teorija-in-praksa/iz-vsebine/teorija-in-praksa-2-(2017).
Mission to Bhutan for The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy, DIPD, March 6-10, 2017, see under consultancy.
Mission to the Ivory Coast, June 30-July 1, 2016, see under consultancy.
Ny bog (New book: Before and After Suffrage. 2015, in Danish):
Anette Borchorst og Drude Dahlerup (red.): Før og efter stemmeretten. Køn, demokrati og velfærd. Udkom 2.nov. 2015: Før og efter stemmeretten_pressemeddelelse
Se Drude Dahlerup i udsendelsen “Kvindestemmer” om rødstrømpeaktionen, som var lige ved at gå i vasken – på youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afbXDQqCf2Q
Mission to Kenya July 13-17, 2015.
As a gender quota expert, Drude Dahlerup was part of an IPU-mission to Kenya in July, see under Consultancy.
100 years of women’s suffrage, see what’s new.
“Drude Dahlerup: “From Feminist Activist to Professor” , pp.75-100 in Rekha Pande (ed.), A Journey into Women’s Studies. Palgrave Macmillan 2014.
Drude Dahlerup: “The Critical Mass Theory in Public and Scholarly Debates”, pp. 137-63 in Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs (eds.), Deeds and Words. Gendering Politics after Joni Lovenduski. ECPR studies 2014. 20150127165335016
Drude Dahlerup: “Representing Women: Defining Substantive Representation of Women, pp. 58-75 in Maria C.Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M.Taylor-Robinson (eds.). Representation. The Case of Women. Oxford University Press. 2014. Substantive.20150825134520681
*Recent book: Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies. Oxford University Press. 2013.
- Unique, in-depth, longitudinal comparative approach
- Contributions from many key scholars in the field
- Read more about the book. Available from Oxford University Press.