POL361 (POL361A – Autumn) Gender and Politics module at Queen Mary University London's Politics Department
(POL361A – Autumn)
Credits: 15 credits
Contact: Dr Rainbow Murray
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%)