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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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Gender, anxiety and risk society: explaining gender differences in anxiety to social risks and threats
Monika Djerf-Pierre, Lena Wängnerud
Paper presented at the New York Area Political Psychology Meeting at Stony Brook Manahattan, New York, April 6 2013, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution


Viner partipiskan hårdare i partier med vågmästarroll?
Lena Wängnerud
Tungan på vågen : vågmästare och balanspartier / red.: Jenny Björkman & Björn Fjæstad ; teckningar: Stina Eidem, Göteborg, Makadam förlag, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

From Women’s Representatives to Gender equality Advocates: A Theoretical Shift or Just Change in Wording?
Lena Wängnerud
Comparisons, quotas and critical change : in honor of Drude Dahlerup / edited by Lenita Freidenvall and Michele Micheletti, Stockholm, Stockholm: Department of Political Science, Stockholm University., Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

How Women Gained Suffrage in Sweden. A Weave of Alliances.
Lena Wängnerud
The struggle for female suffrage in Europe : voting to become citizens / edited by Blanca Rodríguez-Ruiz, Ruth Rubio-Marin., Leiden , Brill, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Why women are less corrupt than men.
Lena Wängnerud
Good government : the relevance of political science / edited by Sören Holmberg and Bo Rothstein, Cheltenham, Elgar, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book


Människors oro och politikens ansvar
Monika Djerf-Pierre, Lena Wängnerud
Lycksalighetens ö, Sören Holmberg, Lennart Weibull & Henrik Oscarsson (red), Göteborg, SOM-institutet Göteborgs Universitet, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

Testing the Politics of Presence A Comparative Study on the Importance of Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in the Swedish Parliament
Lena Wängnerud
Paper presented at NOPSA, the Nordic Political Science Association Meeting August 9-12, 2011, Vasa, Finland, Section “Mångfald och integration i Norden”, Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

Politics of Presence or Feminist Awareness? Two Perspectives on Gender Dynamics in Parliament
Lena Wängnerud
Bortom rösträtten. Kön, politik och medborgarskap i Norden red. Lenita Freidenvall & Josefin Rönnbäck , Samtidshistoriska institutet, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

Korruption hör ihop med män
Lena Wängnerud
Expressen 20110622, Magazine article 2011
Magazine article

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