Publications

Talking about my generation and class? Unpacking the descriptive representation of women in Asian parliaments

Devin Joshi and Malliga Och. Women’s Studies International Forum. Volume 47, Part A, November–December 2014, Pages 168–179

 

ABSTRACT Since women (like men) differ in their interests and perspectives, we argue, that studies of the descriptive representation of women in politics ought to consider not only how many women are elected, but also which segments of the female population are proportionally represented and under-represented. Applying this framework to new data on the demographic characteristics of over 4000 members of parliament from sixteen countries in Asia, we find female MPs typically unrepresentative of their country’s female populations at the pivotal intersections of social class and generation. With few exceptions, the majority of women (those who are young, elderly, in working-class occupations, and with average levels of education) are highly under-represented despite considerable variation across countries in electoral systems, quotas for female representation, and levels of socio-economic development. These findings raise interesting questions and offer new avenues for future research on the descriptive representation and substantive representation of women in politics.

Available here

Marching Beyond Red vs. Blue. Huffington Post. 2017 (with Shauna Shames)

From the Stove to the Frontlines? Gender and Populism in Latin American and Western Europe. Duck of Minerva. 20017 (with Jennifer Piscopo)

Where Women Win. 2016. Contributor and Editor.

Clearing the Primary Hurdles. Republican Women and the GOP Gender Gap. 2015. Contributor and Editor. 

Forthcoming

Malliga Och (with Shauna Shaumes). The Right Women: Republican Party Activists, Candidates, And Legislators, co-edited volume, forthcoming with Praeger Press in October 2017

Malliga Och. “The Feminization of the Grand Old Party?” in The Right Women: Republican Party Activists, Candidates, And Legislators, co-edited volume, forthcoming with Praeger Press in 2017

Work in Progress

“Womenomics Under Abe’s Leadership: Signs of Feminization of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan?” (under review)

“The Local Diffusion of International Human Rights Norms – Understanding the Cities for CEDAW Campaign” (under review)

Feminism and Christian Democratic Parties in Europe, book manuscript

“The Expression of Male Representation – A Study of Parliamentary Speech Interruptions in Germany,” article manuscript

Selected Conference Papers

“Manterrupting in Parliamentary Debates: Gendered Micro-Aggressions in the German Parliament,” Resisting Women’s Political Leadership: Theories, Data, Solutions Conference, Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Conference, May 25, 2017

“The Local Diffusion of International Human Rights Norms – Understanding the UNA’s Cities for CEDAW Campaign,” Presented at the International Studies Association Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2017

(with S. Pavlovska-Hillaeil) “Mapping Social Networks for Gender Equality in the European Union – the Case of the European Corporate Board Quota,” Presented at the International Studies Association Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2017

“Conservative Feminists? Feminist Policy Adoption under Merkel’s Leadership.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, California, September 2015

“Critical Actors in Conservative Parties – Have Conservative Women Feminized the Christian Democratic Union in Germany?” Presented at 4th European Conference on Politics and Gender, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2015

“How can Republican Female Candidates Overcome the Primary Hurdles? Lessons Learned from Case Studies.” Presented at Annual Conference of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2015

(with Keira Sterns) “Gender Equality In Post-Conflict Societies:  The Divergent Paths  Of Liberia And Rwanda.” Presented at Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2015

“Move over social democrats! The promotion of gender equality policies under conservative governments.” Presented at the 3rd Equal is not Enough Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, February 2015

“Thick Democracy and Gender Equality in Liberia. Are Formal Reforms Under a Feminist Government Enough?” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 2014

“Women in Asian Parliaments – Who Gets In and Who is Left Out?” With Devin Joshi. Paper for the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2014

“Women as Gatekeepers – Adding Women to the Halls of Power.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, California, March 2013

“Women as Equal Rights Ambassadors – From Critical Mass to Critical Actors.” Paper presented at the Annual Western Social Science Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 2013

“The Third Wave and the Struggle for Political Equality.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, Canada, March 2009

“Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado.”  Paper presented at the Annual Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Conference at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 2009

“Women’s Rights and International Regime Theory.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association. Denver, Colorado, April 2009

“Public Policy Analysis: Sex Education in Colorado.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association. Denver, Colorado, April 2009

Organized Panels and Workshops

“Republican Women and the Feminization of the Grand Old Party.” Workshop. Annual Conference of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2015

“Local Actors and the Diffusion of Gender Norms in Developing Regions.” Panel. Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2015

“Making Sense of Global Trends in Women’s Political Representation.” Panel. Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2014

“Women in Asian Politics – Moving in from the Sidelines?” Panel. Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2014

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