Introduction: women in european political science

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This symposium explores the ways in which women are descriptively represented in political science, by exploring the ways in which they are positioned institutionally in Spain, Finland, Germany and the United Kingdom. The symposium also explores the ways in which structures may serve to disadvantage women, by analysing HE policy and citation practices. Critical theory reminds us that in observing power structures we can seek to change them, and so our conclusion reflects on some more practical suggestions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-8
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Political Science
Issue number2
Early online date6 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


  • comparative study, women in political science, structural disadvantage, descriptive representation