Fourth European Conference on Politics and Gender at Uppsala

Marian Sawer and Joan Grace convened two GenParlNet panels for the Governance, Institutions and Public Policy stream of the Fourth European Conference on Politics and Gender at Uppsala, 11-13 June 2015.

They were as follows:

Panel #1 Gender mainstreaming: The role of specialised parliamentary bodies

Chair Drude Dahlerup (Stockholm University)
Discussant Jennifer Piscopo (Occidental College, USA)

Paper 1: 'Specialised parliamentary bodies: Their role and relevance to women’s movement repertoires'  

Marian Sawer (Australian National University)

Paper 2: 'Women’s parliamentary bodies and the quality of women’s substantive representation: A UK, Belgian and New Zealand comparison'

Karen Celis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Sarah Childs (Bristol University  and Jennifer Curtin (University of Auckland)

Paper 3: 'The role of specialized parliamentary bodies: The Swedish Parliament'

 Lenita Freidenvall (Stockholm University)

Paper 4: 'The role of gender-focused institutions in international parliamentary networks in gender-responsive budgeting: The case of the Network of Women in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Community of Countries of Portuguese Language'

Monica Costa (University of South Australia/ Australian National University)


Panel #2 Gender mainstreaming: The role of standing committees of parliament

Chair Joyce Outshoorn (Leiden University)
Discussant Fiona  Mackay (Edinburgh University)

Paper 1: 'Gendering the House of Commons: The politics of measurement and success'

Joan Grace (University of Winnipeg)

Paper 2: 'Legislative institutional design – what does it take for legislative committees on equality to do the trick?'

 Mette Marie Stæhr Harder (University of Roskilde)

Paper 3: 'Accounting for differences and similarities: How Belgian Parliamentary Advisory Committees on Equality deal with gender mainstreaming' 

Petra Meier (University of Antwerp)

Date & time

Thu 11 Jun 2015, 9am – Sat 13 Jun 2015, 5pm


Uppsala, Sweden


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