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Amy Alexander

Senior lecturer

Amy Alexander
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 3946

Room number: C411
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Amy Alexander


Associate Professor (tenured, docent) in the Department of Political Science 

Research interests

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. My research focuses on:

- global variation in historical patterns of gender equality, such as early household formation patterns to establish whether countries’ achievements in quality of government today can be rooted in these early patterns of equality;

- whether the political empowerment of women improves quality of government and through which mechanisms the influence operates;

- the variation in democracies’ efforts to develop institutions, rights and policies that empower gender diversity. 

- the effects of growth in women’s political representation on women’s political knowledge, political engagement, and beliefs concerning women’s suitability as political leaders;

- the international women’s movement and institutional solutions to cultural challenges to women’s empowerment;

- gender inequality and political attitudes and participation;

- how gender impacts political institutions and actors.

I have published on these and related topics in several peer-reviewed journals including International Organization, Comparative Politics, the European Sociological Review, Gender and Society, Public Choice and Politics and Gender.

Current research

Please see my CV for a more detailed overview of my publications and research projects.


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Gendered negotiations. A survey experiment on the importance of stereotyping for the behavior of state negotiators in the EU Council of Ministers.
Daniel Naurin, Elin Naurin, Amy C Alexander
Gothenburg-Barcelona workshop on experimental political science. 6-7 May 2016. Barcelona, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Gender stereotyping and chivalry in international negotiations. A survey experiment in the Council of the European Union
Daniel Naurin, Elin Naurin, Amy C Alexander
Paper presented at the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Sep 1-4, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Defining Women's Global Political Empowerment: Theories and Evidence
Amy C Alexander, C. Bolzendahl, F. Jalalzai
Sociology Compass, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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