ERIC Number: ED432978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Political Science: Discipline Analysis. Women in the Curriculum Series.
This essay examines the ways in which political science, as a discipline, has been influenced by feminist scholarship in the field. It explains that gender politics theory and research have grown tremendously since the late 1960s, focusing not only on including women in research on political behavior and policy, but also reevaluating the theories, models, and methods of the discipline. The essay goes on to offer examples of some of the contributions of gender politics research, emphasizing questions that would be easy to integrate into the typical undergraduate political science program, including examples from the subfields of American government and politics, comparative politics, international relations, methodology, political theory and philosophy, and political behavior and political psychology. It is concluded that gender is an element of the organization of political structures and processes in most political systems that is too important to ignore. The document includes a list of related electronic resources. (Contains 225 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Females, Feminism, Feminist Criticism, Gender Issues, Higher Education, International Relations, Models, Political Science, Politics, Research Methodology, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Social Science Research, Theories
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD. National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women.