The course is an introduction to the study of gender and politics with a particular focus on empirical political science research. It aims to offer an overview on a variety of issues, such as women’s participation in political parties and in political elections, feminist movements, the concept of feminist foreign policy, LGBTQI+ movements and rights, and the dynamics surrounding anti-gender politics.

The course is designed for advanced students who have a sound knowledge of comparative politics (i.e. completed the basic modules of comparative politics and methods classes). The course places a strong emphasis on active student participation, including critical engagement with both the course content and its structure. Students are highly encouraged to contribute to the course by suggesting readings during the first session of the semester.

The main language will be (mostly) German, yet the literature will be mainly in English.

Semester: SoSe 2024