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Conference Gender Reading List

The European Journal of Politics and Gender is endorsed by the Gender and Politics Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). To celebrate our relationship with the ECPR we have created a reading list of free articles for the ECPR General Conference. This reading list explores violence against women in politics, interrogates the gender gap in political ambition and features award winning research from the journal.

The ECPR gender reading list is available for free until 30 September.

Violence against women in politics

Violence against women in politics: emerging perspectives, new challenges
Author: Malin Holm

An overview of policy responses and solutions to violence against women in politics
Author: Gabrielle Bardall


Special issue: Rethinking the ambition gap: gender and candidate emergence in comparative perspective
Guest Edited by Jennifer M. Piscopo and Meryl Kenny


Rethinking the ambition gap: gender and candidate emergence in comparative perspective
Authors: Jennifer M. Piscopoand and Meryl Kenny

Personality and the gender gap in political ambition
Authors: Peter Allen and David Cutts

Mediated ambition? Gender, news and the desire to seek elected office
Authors: Scott Pruysersand, Melanee Thomas and Julie Blais

How candidate selection structures and genders political ambition: illustrations from Uruguay
Author: Cecilia Josefssonand

The gendered political ambition cycle in mixed-member electoral systems
Authors: Hilde Cofféand and Louise K. Davidson-Schmich

We would rather be leaders than parliamentarians: women and political office in Ghana
Authors: Gretchen Bauerand and Akosua K. Darkwah

Taking bread off the table: race, gender, resources and political ambition in Brazil
Author: Kristin Wylieand

Urgency and ambition: the influence of political environment and emotion in spurring US women’s candidacies in 2018
Author: Kelly Dittmarand

The populist Italian Lega from ethno-regionalism to radical right-wing nationalism: backsliding gender-equality policies with a little help from the anti-gender movement
Author: Alessia Donàand

The fight against ‘gender’ and ‘LGBT ideology’: new developments in Poland
Author: Elżbieta Korolczukand


Award winning research

EJPG Best Paper Award
Support for feminism among highly religious Muslim citizens in the Arab region
Authors: Saskia Glas and Niels Spierings
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The Canadian Political Science Association's Jill Vickers prize
Bringing epistemology into intersectional methodology
Author: Alexie Labelle


2019 CES Gender and Sexuality Network Best Article Prize
LGBTIQ Roma and queer intersectionalities: the lived experiences of LGBTIQ Roma
Author: Lucie Fremlova