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Har vi inte kommit längre än så här? - en studie om jämställdhet i Europaparlamentet

Nilsson, Björn and Svensson, Emma (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to ascertain if women are discriminated in the European Parliament, and if so, how it is expressed. Our hypothesis is that female members of the parliament suffer a kind of double discrimination. The European Parliament consists of roughly one third women, but nevertheless the discrimination does not end there. According to our hypothesis women do not have the same opportunity to influence as their male colleagues, hence the double discrimination.

The results of this thesis show that women are discriminated, mainly by not gaining access to the European Union's important issues, whilst the female dominated issues are scheduled on late evening and at the end of a session week. Another unsatisfactory issue was that... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to ascertain if women are discriminated in the European Parliament, and if so, how it is expressed. Our hypothesis is that female members of the parliament suffer a kind of double discrimination. The European Parliament consists of roughly one third women, but nevertheless the discrimination does not end there. According to our hypothesis women do not have the same opportunity to influence as their male colleagues, hence the double discrimination.

The results of this thesis show that women are discriminated, mainly by not gaining access to the European Union's important issues, whilst the female dominated issues are scheduled on late evening and at the end of a session week. Another unsatisfactory issue was that even though half of the reports were given by women, they only received one third of the references to their reports while men received two thirds of the references. An astounding result was the distribution of time, which was surprisingly even between the sexes. Other issues that are investigated are "criticism and appreciation", "the ways parliamentarians are addressed" and "parliamentarians' body language".

The material was gathered in the plenum debates of the European Parliament on two different session weeks with the help of an analysis scheme built upon feministic theory. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Björn and Svensson, Emma
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organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
European Parliament, feminism, Five master suppression techniques, discrimination, women, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1327220
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
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2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to ascertain if women are discriminated in the European Parliament, and if so, how it is expressed. Our hypothesis is that female members of the parliament suffer a kind of double discrimination. The European Parliament consists of roughly one third women, but nevertheless the discrimination does not end there. According to our hypothesis women do not have the same opportunity to influence as their male colleagues, hence the double discrimination.

The results of this thesis show that women are discriminated, mainly by not gaining access to the European Union's important issues, whilst the female dominated issues are scheduled on late evening and at the end of a session week. Another unsatisfactory issue was that even though half of the reports were given by women, they only received one third of the references to their reports while men received two thirds of the references. An astounding result was the distribution of time, which was surprisingly even between the sexes. Other issues that are investigated are "criticism and appreciation", "the ways parliamentarians are addressed" and "parliamentarians' body language".

The material was gathered in the plenum debates of the European Parliament on two different session weeks with the help of an analysis scheme built upon feministic theory.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Björn and Svensson, Emma},
  keyword      = {European Parliament,feminism,Five master suppression techniques,discrimination,women,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Har vi inte kommit längre än så här? - en studie om jämställdhet i Europaparlamentet},
  year         = {2006},
}