1st Edition

Gender and LGBTQ Issues in Election Processes Global and Local Contexts

    274 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    274 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book looks at issues on Gender and LGBTQ matters in political elections in both institutional and communication contexts.

    Examining wins and losses in elections and assessing accountabilities in those results this broad and international collection analyses how the issue of gender and LGBTQ identity is both factored into, and determines electoral success, not only in consolidated democracies such as the United States, New Zealand, and Norway, but also in a country facing an undemocratic turn such as Poland. . Does raising the subject of gender and LGBTQ issues affect electoral processes? Are there countries where gender and LGBTQ issues are more likely to be instrumentalised in the electoral process? Can common patterns between countries be detected? This book seeks to answer these questions and center gendered issues through a range of topics including party loyalty, voter participation, gendered media coverage, and discourses on electoral defeat, and leadership.

    This book is suitable for students and scholars in LGBTQ Studies, Politics, Social Sciences and Gender Studies.

    Introduction: Between global and local contexts of research on gender and LGBTQ issues and elections - Przemysław Żukiewicz and Paulina Barczyszyn-Madziarz


    1. Gender of electoral defeat in the narrative of political parties in Poland, Belgium and the United Kingdom - Anna Pacześniak
    2. Gender and post-election intraparliamentary volatility in East Central Europe. Comparing Czech, Lithuanian, and Polish parliaments - Przemysław Żukiewicz
    3. The correlation between women’s participation in the electoral process and the role of woman in the family - Magdalena Tomala and Maryana Prokop
    4. Gender and Race in American Presidential Campaign Spots in 1952–2020 - Tomasz Płudowski
    5. Beyond Dichotomous Gender Stereotyping: An Analysis of Global News Coverage of Jacinda Ardern’s Leadership - Przemysław Żukiewicz and Laura Piel Martín

    7. Socio-cultural values as determinants of women’s political participation in Ghana - Cornelia Ameyo Nyadroh
    8. At the meeting point of cultures. Gender issues from the perspective of electoral processes from the example of the Belarusian minority in Poland - Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka
    9. Discourse on LGBTQ issues in the Polish presidential campaign (2020). The perception of the LGBTQ community and foreign media - Paulina Barczyszyn-Madziarz and Róża Norström
    10. The context of gender in the presidential election campaigns in Poland 2015–2020 - Agata Włodkowska and Joanna Gajda
    11. A Rainbow Election? The LGBTQ Component of Local Elections in Norway in 2019: A Case Study of the Tromsø Municipality - Sylwia Hlebowicz
    12. Women in Political Thought and Activities of the Centrist Agrarian Party. The Case of the Polish People’s Party - Radosław Kubicki
    13. Gendering Political Science in Poland: Between Elections to Scientific Bodies and Feminist Action in the Public Sphere - Edyta B. Pietrzak

    Conclusions: Interrelation between global and local contexts of gender and LGBTQ issues in elections - Przemysław Żukiewicz and Paulina Barczyszyn-Madziarz


    Paulina Barczyszyn-Madziarz is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Wrocław (Poland). She graduated in political science and economics. She received her Ph.D. in social sciences. Her dissertation was awarded a distinction. She participated in several international research projects funded by the European Union (European Commission 7th Framework Programme, Erasmus+ Programme) and the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies. Her research interests focus mainly on political communication. She is a member of the Polish Communication Association as well as the Polish Political Science Association.

    Przemysław Żukiewicz is a Professor of Comparative Politics and head of the Data and Social Networks Lab at the Institute of Political Science, University of Wrocław (Poland). His focus is on political leadership, political communication, and social networks. He conducted research projects funded by the European Union, the National Science Centre, the Ministry of Science and the International Visegrad Fund. He made research or gave guest lectures at many foreign universities. He was awarded in prestigious Polish competitions (including the best doctoral thesis defended in political science and the political science book of the year). He is a founder and co-chair of the gender & queer politics section of the Polish Political Science Association.