Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

PS 571 Gender & Politics: A Comparative Perspective

Examination of the role, progress, behavior, and power of women in politics using a comparative lens. Topics include the representation of women in government, the problems confronting female candidates, the behavior of women officeholders, and the gender gap in politics. Examines women in western democracies, as well as in communist states and developing nations. Individual countries are used as case studies. Also offered for undergraduate-level credit as PS 471 and may be taken only once for credit. Expected preparation: PS 200 and junior standing.


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