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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


Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Department of Political Science and researcher in the Quality of Government Institute

Research interests

I am an Assistant Professor at the Quality of Government Institute in the Department of Political Science. For the next five years my research will focus heavily on the role gender equality plays in democracies’ achievements in various aspects of quality of government. I will work on this research as part of a team of researchers working on multiple aspects of democratic performance and quality of government headed by Bo Rothstein through the PERDEM project. In this capacity, I will pursue a line of research that evaluates:

- 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.
In addition to my work with PERDEM, I will also pursue a larger women and politics’ research agenda that focuses on the sources of women’s political empowerment and how this empowerment affects political representation, social values and democratization across the globe. Current projects evaluate:

- 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 women’s effective use of democracy;

- women’s political ambition.

I have published on these and related topics in several peer-reviewed journals including Comparative Politics, the European Sociological Review 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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Does Gender Matter? Female Politicians’ Engagement in Anti-Corruption Efforts
Andreas Bågenholm, Amy C Alexander
Gender and Corruption. Historical Roots and New Avenues for Research , Basingstoke, Palgrave, Macmillan, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

A multilevel study of gender egalitarian values across Muslim-majority provinces: the role of women and urban spaces
Amy C Alexander, S. Parhizkari
International Review of Sociology-Revue Internationale De Sociologie, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Got Milk? How Freedoms Evolved From Dairying Climates
E. Van de Vliert, C. Welzel, A. Shcherbak, R. Fischer, Amy C Alexander
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal article 2018
Journal article



Emancipating Sexuality: Breakthroughs into a Bulwark of Tradition
Amy C Alexander, R. Inglehart, C. Welzel
Social Indicators Research, Journal article 2016
Journal article

How does civil conflict influence gender equality? A case study of the Egyptian Revolution 2011-2013
Amy C Alexander, R. Apell
International Review of Sociology-Revue Internationale De Sociologie, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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

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