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III. Representation

In this research stream, we explore how citizens are represented in elected governments and political institutions. The starting point of our analyses is a generally perceived representation deficit - especially among women, economically weak groups or ethnic minorities. We try to make this deficit measurable and to capture its effects on political decisions and outcomes. Additionally, we ask what responses are being developed in established democracies to representational deficits.

Databases, ongoing projects and recent publications

- Hartlapp, M. & Blome, A. (i.E.). Women’s Positional Leadership in the European Commission: When, Where, and How?. In H. Müller and I. Tömmel (Eds.), Women and Leadership in the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press. To the article.

 - Blome, A. & Hartlapp, M. (2021) "Women at the Top of the European Commission – Drivers and Barriers", to the Paper, Contribution to the Webinar "Gender equality in the Commission – will the EU reach its goals?",  Swedish Institute for European Policy Analysis. To the Webinar 

- Blome, A., Lloren, A. & Rosset, J. (2020). “The politicization of abortion, voters’ stereotypes, and the electoral success of women candidates”, Parliamentary Affairs, 73(1):211–232. To the Article

- Gabriele, A., Ahrens, P. & Blome, A. (2018) „100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht - der unvollendete Weg zu geschlechtergerechter Repräsentation. Eine Einleitung“, Femina Politica – Zeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft 2-2018:9-25 „100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht – Und wo bleibt die Gleichheit?