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Departmental Seminar: Feminist Institutionalism(s)

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1:30 pm – 3:10 pm

The Department of Political Science and the Department of Gender Studies cordially invite you to the online departmental seminar:

Feminist Institutionalism(s)

by Matthijs Bogaards

Time and date: 13.30, May 21


Over the past ten years, feminist scholarship has made important contributions to the new institutionalism in political science. This literature has developed into two directions. Some scholars have sought to gender existing approaches, resulting in feminist historical institutionalism, feminist sociological institutionalism, feminist discursive institutionalism, and even feminist rational choice institutionalism. Others have tried to sketch the contours of a feminist institutionalism on a par with and as an alternative to the classic approaches. Through a review of six recent books, this paper examines the insights and challenges and asks which direction shows most promise: one feminist institutionalism or many?

The departmental seminar will take place via Zoom. Please RSVP for the Zoom link.