Today
23.04.2018
14:00 Uhr
SFB Seminar SeriesPublic
Gender Stereotyping or Gender Equality – How Male and Female Candidates are Viewed in Different Policy Domains: Findings from a Multi-Country Experiment
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 23.04.2018 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 23.04.2018 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Michelle Taylor-Robinson - Texas AM University
Abstract:
As more women are elected are they viewed as effective to work on all the policy areas on the government's agenda, or is the competence of female politicians regarded as limited to gender-appropriate policy areas? We use data from seven parallel experiments conducted with young people in five countries to explore whether gender stereotypes about policy competence are applied to male and female candidates for the national legislature. We also examine whether gender or party is a more powerful heuristic for explaining candidate evaluations. Findings indicate only limited support for the theory of gender issue ownership as female and male candidates are evaluated equally favorably (or unfavorably) in many stereotypically feminine and masculine policy areas such as education, health, and economics, though female candidates are universally viewed as more competent than male candidates on the topic of women's rights. The magnitude of the effect of the "party" treatment is also generally larger than the magnitude of the "gender" treatment effect. However, context matters. In settings where security threats or conservative parties dominate politics, traditional gender stereotypes appear to influence evaluations of the policy competence of women and men.

Monday
14.05.2018
14:00 Uhr
SFB Seminar SeriesPublic
tba
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 14.05.2018 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 14.05.2018 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Livia Isabella Schubiger - LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Abstract:
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Monday
28.05.2018
14:00 Uhr
SFB Seminar SeriesPublic
tba
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 28.05.2018 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 28.05.2018 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Nina Wiesehomeier - IE School of International Relations in Madrid
Abstract:
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