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Amy Alexander


Amy Alexander
Akademisk grad: Docent,
031-786 3946

Rumsnummer: C411
Postadress: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

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Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

Om Amy Alexander


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


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.

Pågående forskning

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


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Explaining Support for Muslim Feminism in the Arab Middle East and North Africa
S. Glas, Amy C Alexander
Gender & Society, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2020
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

Symbolic empowerment and female heads of states and government: a global, multilevel analysis
Amy C Alexander, Farida Jalalzai
Politics, Groups and Identities, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2020
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift



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, Kapitel i bok 2018
Kapitel i bok

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, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2018
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

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, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2018
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift


Are women MPs more concerned about corruption than men? A comparative analysis of the written parliamentary questions in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Andreas Bågenholm, Amy C Alexander, Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca
Paper presented at the APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco 31 August – 3 September 2017., Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2017
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)


Emancipating Sexuality: Breakthroughs into a Bulwark of Tradition
Amy C Alexander, R. Inglehart, C. Welzel
Social Indicators Research, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2016
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

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