The Image of Gender and Political Leadership

Seminários PG
Sex . 16 Fev . 14h30
The Image of Gender and Political Leadership

No dia 16 de fevereiro, Michelle Taylor-Robinson, Texas A&M University será a oradora no Seminário de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Ciência Política. O tema para esta sessão será The Image of Gender and Political Leadership.


Women are at least half of the citizens, but in most democratic countries, women still hold far less than half of the elected and appointed posts in government. This book uses parallel experiments conducted in eight countries with 6,324 young adult participants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to explore whether women are viewed as capable leaders, or if people’s attitudes are an ongoing barrier to gender parity in government. Our findings indicate that young adults across many, varied settings view women as capable to hold cabinet and parliamentary posts and to manage diverse policy areas, but where security issues top the policy agenda we find evidence of traditional leadership templates that leaders are men.

Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson is Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She studies representation in democratic regimes, including when governments do not provide representation to some segments of society. The theoretical foundation of her work is based in rational choice institutionalism and incentives institutions create for politicians and political parties, using experiments and fieldwork to study mass public attitudes about representation and elite attitudes and work in politics. She is the author or co-author of five books and edited volumes and her research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Politics & Gender and many other journals.

O evento terá lugar na Sala 1 do ICS-ULisboa, pelas 14h30 e via Zoom.