Money Talks: Electoral Financing of Women
Money Talks is a research project that critically examines the nexus between money and political recruitment. Its main focus is how different kinds of electoral financing schemes, both gendered and neutral, affect the nomination process within political parties. During the last decade several governments and non-governmental organizations, in advanced and emerging democracies, have experimented with different financing schemes that target gender balance in the nomination process.
Money is assumingly one of the greatest barriers to women in the political recruitment process. The financial disadvantage of women is expected to constitute an obstacle for women’s entry into politics everywhere and especially in developing countries where women’s socio-economic status is disproportionately low relative to men’s. This line of reasoning has caused a global upswing in financial schemes targeting women candidates, although the scholarship on women’s representation has not followed suit.
The research team will build a dataset on gendered electoral financing, conduct field studies of recruitment processes in the UK, France, Malawi, Ghana and Kenya, as well as conducting an audience study in Malawi. The project aims to advance a new research frontier on non-quota measures to enhance women’s political representation, taking gendered electoral financing as point of inquiry.
Candidate selection and informal soft quotas for women: gender imbalance in political recruitment in Zambia
Vibeke Wang and Ragnhild L. Muriaas
Politics, Groups, & Identities (Published online 03 Jan 2019)
The Role of Time and Money in Political Recruitment: A Comparative Study of Women's Entry into Politics in Cabo Verde and Ghana
Gretchen Bauer, University of Delaware, Ragnhild L. Muriaas, University of Bergen and Vibeke Wang, Chr. Michelsen Instute
Unpacking the Effect of Candidate Selection on Adopting Gender Quotas: Resisting Change in Zambia
Vibeke Wang, Ragnhild L. Muriaas and Yvette Peters
Reaching Gender Parity in Political Office: The Malawi Non-Quota Solution
Ragnhild Muriaas, Vibeke Wang, Happy Kayuni
Why campaigns to stop child marriage can backfire
Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Vibeke Wang, Lindsay J. Benstead, Boniface Dulani, Lise Rakner
Introducing post-discharge malaria chemoprevention (PMC) for management of severe anemia in Malawian children: a qualitative study of community health workers’ perceptions and motivation
Thandile Nkosi-Gondwe, Bjarne Robberstad, Björn Blomberg, Kamija S. Phiri, Siri Lange
BMC Health Services Research
Delivery strategies for malaria chemoprevention with monthly dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for the post-discharge management of severe anaemia in children aged less than 5 years old in Malawi: a protocol for a cluster randomized trial
Thandile Gondwe, Bjarne Robberstad, Mavuto Mukaka, Siri Lange, Bjørn Blomberg, Kamija S. Phiri
Caretakers` acceptability of different delivery mechanisms of Post-discharge Malaria Chemoprevention (PMC) in Zomba, Southern Malawi A qualitative study under the GLOBVAC funded Post-discharge Malaria Chemoprevention Delivery (PMC) study
Sarah Svege, Blessings N Kaunda, Bjarne Robberstad, Kamija Phiri, Siri Lange
BMC Health Services Research
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