School of Politics and International Relations

POL361 Gender and Politics

POL361 (POL361A – Autumn) Gender and Politics module at Queen Mary University London's Politics Department

(POL361A – Autumn)

Level: 6

Credits: 15 credits

Semester: B

ContactDr Rainbow Murray

Overlap: None

Prerequisite: POL100  or POL110

Compulsory for: None


This module looks at the theory and practice of politics from a gendered perspective. It considers feminist debates concerning women’s role in the public and private spheres and asks whether the political process can be complete without women. It then looks at women’s current involvement in politics and considers a range of explanations as to why women are under-represented, and possible solutions. The module then examines women’s political participation within and beyond electoral politics, and asks what difference women can make.

Assessment: 1 x 2,500 Essay (40%) and one 2 hour Examination (60%)

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