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RC19: Nordic gender equality policy


What can gender research contribute to political science research in the Nordic region? This question was the focus of the panel discussion at the conference titled Comparative Perspectives on Political Science and Gender held in December 2013.

At the panel discussion during the conference, the researchers said that the feminist public science research in the Nordic region has traditionally been strong in areas related to democracy and the welfare state. At the same time, they pointed to the inherent risk in the fact that it is more difficult for critical and theoretically oriented research to obtain research grants than it is for research linked to concrete gender equality work.

The project gave the participants increased knowledge about the situation of gender research in the different countries. The international representatives also gained a deeper understanding of the Nordic region.