Call for Papers: Women, Gender and Political Leadership Workshop, Friday 15 May

PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group



One Day Workshop

Friday 15 May 2015

Birkbeck, University of London

Call for Papers

The study of leadership is a growing area of political studies. However, the issue of
gender and leadership remains relatively understudied. The increasing prominence of female leadership and recruitment, from the major parties in Scotland to the US Presidential race, has given the discussion a new urgency and importance. This event, coming so soon after the general election, will examine in detail the challenges for women in office and the means by which they can attain it.

This one day symposium will examine how gender can influence leadership and how political leadership influences and sets barriers for aspiring women leaders. The workshop will examine case study and comparative evidence as to how gender can influence public office holders, asking questions such as:

  • What are the particular obstacles than female leaders faceā€¦

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