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Jana Birke Belschner

Postdoktor, TMF Starting Grant Fellow
  • E-postjana.belschner@uib.no
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    Christies gate 15
    5007 Bergen
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    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

I am a Researcher at the Institute of Comparative Politics. My research is positioned at the nexus of political behavior, political representation, and political economy. Generally, I am interested in how demography affects elections and policy, with a focus on youth's political participation and the politicalrepresentation of young and future generations' interests. I have specific expertise in the empirical analysis of the causes and effects of electoral reforms, such as electoral quotas and youth enfranchisement, and have researched these topics across Western Europe and North Africa.

In 2023, I was awarded a Trond Mohn Starting Grant for my project "Representing the Future in an Aging Europe. The Politics of Demographic Change". The project will run from June 2024 to May 2028.

 

Recent Publications:

Belschner, Jana, Raimondas Ibenskas, and Florian Weiler (2024): When do voters reveal candidate gender preferences? Evidence from individual-level ballot data. European Journal of Political Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12679

Belschner, Jana (2024): Too Young to Win? Exploring the sources of age-related electoral disadvantage. Electoral Studies. Vol. 88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2024.102748.

Sipinen Josefina, Jana Belschner, and Brit Anlar (2024): Age gaps in political representation: Comparing local and national elections. Electoral Studies. Vol.88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2024.102763.

Belschner, Jana (2023) Youth Advantage Versus Gender Penalty: Selecting and Electing Young Candidates. Political Research Quarterly, 76(1), 90-106. https://doi.org/10.1177/10659129211072559.

Belschner, Jana. (2022) Electoral Engineering in New Democracies. Strong Quotas and Weak Parties in Tunisia. Government & Opposition,57(1), 108-125. https://doi.org/10.1017/gov.2020.34 

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2024). When do voters reveal candidate gender preferences? Evidence from individual-level ballot data. European Journal of Political Research.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2024). Too young to win? Exploring the sources of age-related electoral disadvantage. Electoral Studies: an international journal on voting and electoral systems and strategy.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2024). Age gaps in political representation: Comparing local and national elections. Electoral Studies: an international journal on voting and electoral systems and strategy.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Youth Advantage Versus Gender Penalty: Selecting and Electing Young Candidates. Political research quarterly. 90-106.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Electoral Engineering in New Democracies: Strong Quotas and Weak Parties in Tunisia. Government and Opposition.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Hierarchies of Representation: The Re-distributive Effects of Gender and Youth Quotas. Representation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). The adoption of youth quotas after the Arab uprisings. Politics, Groups, and Identities.
Faglig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Politiker*innen als Ziel von Online Hate Speech. Umfang, Folgen, mögliche Gegenmassnahmen.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Junge Frauen in die Politik - Barrieren und Chancen für generations- und geschlechtergerechte politische Repräsentation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). the determinants for youth’s participation in politics.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). "The effect of quotas enforced by financial sanctioning mechanisms".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). "Gender quota regulations in Europe".
Populærvitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Democracy, gender equality, and economic development.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Who cares? The acceptability of aggressive behavior in politics.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Violence within Parties: Why young men and women react differently .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). The Cost of Doing Politics Online: Sources, Types, and Consequences of Online Political Violence.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Project workshop Cost of Politics.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Does suffrage increase representation? Voting age reforms and the recruitment of young politicians.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Critique or Exclusion? Exploring Group Inequality in Exposure to Online Political Toxicity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). The Cost of Doing Politics Online: Gender Aspects of Political Violence.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). The Cost of Doing Politics Online: Gender Aspects of Political Toxicity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Project workshop Cost of Politics.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). “Political recruitment of young people. The importance of resources”.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). “Political recruitment of young men and women. The importance of resources”.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). "The adoption of electoral quotas after the Arab uprisings" (paper presentation).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). The intersectional impact of gender and youth quotas.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). The adoption of electoral quotas after the Arab spring.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Les quotas des jeunes en Afrique.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Barriers to political recruitment at the intersection of age and gender.
Anmeldelse
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). [Book Review] Petra Ahrens, Katja Chmilewski, Sabine Lang, Birgit Sauer: Gender Equality in Politics. Implementing Party Quotas in Germany and Austria. Femina Politica. 163-165.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Empowering Young Women? Gender and Youth Quotas in Tunisia. 22 sider.
Briefs
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2023). Stortingskandidaters møter med vold: Er norsk politikk et trygt rom? .

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

Belschner, Jana (2016): Kommunalpolitische Führung. Bürgermeister_innen im Fokus, in: Wiechmann, Elke (ed.). Genderpolitik. Konzepte, Analysen und Befunde aus Wirtschaft und Politik. Baden-Baden: Nomos, p.159-86.

Wiechmann, Elke / Belschner, Jana (2016, upcoming): Organization & Gendered Democracy. Institutional bases and practical outcomes of equality policies, in: Funder, Maria (ed.): The Gender Cage – revisited. Baden-Baden: Nomos. 

Lukoschat, Helga/Belschner, Jana (2014): Frauen führen Kommunen. Eine Untersuchung zu Bürgermeisterinnen und Bürgermeistern in Ost und West, Berlin: EAF Berlin.