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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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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

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