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Lena Wängnerud


Lena Wängnerud
Representive Democracy. Parliamentary Studies. Gender Studies
+46 31 786 1868

Room number: B530
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 Lena Wängnerud

Research interest

My main research areas are Representative democracy with a particular focus on issues of women's political influence and gender equality. Gender and corruption where I  have a particular focus on conditions in Europe. Gender gaps in levels of Anxiety.  

Selection of books:

Gender and Corruption. Historical Roots and New Avenues for Research (ed. with Helena Stensöta, Palgrave 2018.

The Principles of Gender-Sensitive Parliaments, Routledge 2015. 

Elites, institutions and the Quality of Government (ed. with Carl Dahlström), Palgrave 2015.

Selection of journal publications:

Testing the politics of presence. Women's representation in the Swedish parliament, Scandinavian Political Studies, 2000, 23 (1): 67-91.

Women in Parliaments. Descriptive and substantive representation, Annual Review of Political Science, 2009, 12: 51-69.

Corruption as an obstacle to women's political representation: Evidence from local councils in 18 European Countries. With Aksel Sundström, Party Politics in 2016, 22(3):354-369.

Gender and corruption. The mediating Power of institutional logics. With Helena Stensöta and Richard Svensson, Governance 2015, 28(4):475-496.

Gender and socio-tropic anxiety: Explaining gender differences in anxiety to Social Risks and threats. With Monika Djerf-Pierre, The International Journal of Public Opinion Research in 2015, 28(2):217-240.

Exclusion or interests? Why females in elected office reduce petty and grand corruption. With Monika Bauhr and Nicholas Charron, European Journal of Political Research, 2018 (online ahead of print).

(see "publications" for full list)



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Mobilizing and numbing effects of anxiety
Monika Djerf-Pierre, Maria Solevid, Lena Wängnerud
Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2-5, 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution


Den politiska betydelsen av kön
Lena Wängnerud, Anna Högmark
Svenska politiker. Om de folkvalda i riksdag, landsting och kommun, Stockholm, Santérus Förlag, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Politiska konsekvenser av personlig oro
Monika Djerf-Pierre, Lena Wängnerud
Annika Bergström & Henrik Oscarsson (red.) Mittfåra & Marginal, Göteborg, SOM-institutet, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book


Gender and Corruption: The Mediating Power of Institutional Logics
Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta, Lena Wängnerud, Richard Svensson
Konferensbidrag APSA American Political Science Association konferens, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Beyond Presence. The Principles of Gender-Sensitive Parliaments
Lena Wängnerud
Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29–September 1, 2013. , Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

The Story of the Gender Gap in Swedish Politics. Only Partially Diminishing Differences
Lena Wängnerud, Maria Oskarson
Stepping stones : research on political representation, voting behaviour, and quality of government / Stefan Dahlberg, Henrik Oscarsson, Lena Wägnerud (editors), Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

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