PSCI 442: Women in the Developed and Developing World
This course will explore the experiences of women in politics around the globe in developed and developing countries. Politics is broadly construed, including political rights, political involvement, and policy formation and implementation related to experiences both specifically female (reproduction, marriage, abortion) and societally gendered (gendered access to work, education, property, etc.). Specific topics are divided between advanced industrialized countries and developing countries. For advanced industrialized countries, representation, gendering of work, politics, health and inequity of employment access will be examined. For developing countries, demographic sex imbalances and inequity in access to education will be examined in addition to the other topics. We will use feminist political theory, feminist writing, and social science research on the status and place of women to understand the political and economic situation of women in Europe, the US, Africa and Asia.