“Gender, Political Behaviour and Representation in ‘Preferential’ Electoral Systems” CALL FOR PAPERS (ECPR 2013- JOINT SESSIONS OF WORKSHOPS MAINZ) The deadline is November 5th, 2012
- To what extent are there differences regarding the use of preferential voting options within one country (national/regional/municipal)? Do such differences impact gendered representation across levels of governance?
- What are the effects of gendered choices on the electoral results in preferential systems? Moreover, how do these outcomes relate to those achieved in other (e.g. closed list PR/majoritarian) systems?
- What are the methodological/theoretical challenges involved when studying gender and voting in systems with preferential voting options?
We invite papers addressing one or several of these questions; single-country case-studies and comparative analyses, as well as papers engaging in theoretical or methodological reflections on the study of gender-based voting are welcome