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Gender and Politics Course USF

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This course is a survey of how central aspects of political life, from the state to social movements, are informed by gender. One of the social relations of power that organizes human interaction in all countries, gender can be understood as the socially constructed differences between men and women. Throughout the course we will explore both the ways in which political institutions and processes reflect gender inequality and the various means by which people have demanded an end to structural and institutional discrimination on the basis of gender. The course begins with a look at gender-based political analysis from both Western and Third World perspectives. It then explores key topics in comparative politics, drawing from a wide selection of contrasting nation-state experiences. Those topics include: how theocracies use gender as a central axis of control; why gender makes a difference in political representation; how to promote gender equality among political office-holders; and how national and transnational movements promote change on gender-related issues.

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Gender and Politics