INTD 113

Women and Power

Prerequisite: Open only to first-year students in the y:1 program. This course will examine women's relationship to political power by seeking to understand various facets of women's involvement in political activity, from voting to activism to candidacy. What explains the rate of female participation in politics in different countries? Are female politicians as effective as men? Do women in office attempt to address "women's issues"? How do women's roles outside of formal politics (for example, in civil society) influence the political process? In trying to answer these and other questions, we will study specific countries from around the world. Countries that will be studied include the United States, Germany, India, Pakistan, Israel, Namibia, Rwanda, and Argentina. III.O, V.4, V.5