Global Challenges
Book launch

Money, Power and Representation in a Gender Perspective

Is money a problem for women’s political recruitment? What strategies work to overcome the problem?


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Gretchen Bauer (University of Delaware), Ragnhild L. Muriaas (UiB), Rainbow Murray (Queen Mary University of London), Vibeke Wang (CMI), Magnus Öhman (International Foundation for Electoral Systems)

Money is assumingly one of the greatest barriers to women in the political recruitment process. The financial disadvantage of women is expected to constitute an obstacle for women’s entry into politics everywhere and especially in developing countries where women’s socio-economic status is disproportionately low relative to men’s.

In this seminar, we look into how money may be a problem for women’s political recruitment in different contexts, what have been done  to overcome the problem, and whether the strategies have worked.

The discussions are based on a newly published book titled Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Perspective edited by Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Vibeke Wang and Rainbow Murray (2020, Routledge).

Premiere of the short video Money and Elections in Malawi.

All are welcome!