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Political Participation and Democracy

What is the relationship between political participation and democracy? Democracy and political participation — such as protest or voting — feed off of each other. Social scientists argue that when democracy is strong, more people participate. Why? Because democracy opens up possibilities for political participation such as voting, protest, and working for political parties and … Continue reading Political Participation and Democracy

The Meaning of Political Voice

What does political voice mean? Political voice is commonly understood as an important part of democracy. Academics and the public use the term political voice. While academics use the term often, it is more important to know how the public uses and understands the term. After all, there is more of the public than there … Continue reading The Meaning of Political Voice

Gender and Political Inequality in Eastern Europe: Open Access Resources from the POLINQ Project

What is the relationship between gender and political inequality (POLINQ)? Despite the promises of political equality of the Communist era, and the promises of the post-Communist era, from 1945 to now women in Eastern Europe have endured political inequality. Political inequality is defined as structured differences in influence over political decisions, and the outcomes of … Continue reading Gender and Political Inequality in Eastern Europe: Open Access Resources from the POLINQ Project

POLINQ: Political Inequality and Political Voice across Nations and Time

What is POLINQ Political Inequality? POLINQ is an acronym for political inequality, defined as structured differences in political influence and its consequences. POLINQ is also the acronym of the National Science Foundation, Poland funded project (2016/23/B/HS6/03916), which ran from 2017 – 2022, with Joshua K. Dubrow as the Principle Investigator. POLINQ was housed at the … Continue reading POLINQ: Political Inequality and Political Voice across Nations and Time

Gender, Voice, and Violence in Poland: New Book

The Political Inequality project announces our new book, Gender, Voice, and Violence in Poland: Women’s Protests during the Pandemic, edited by Adrianna Zabrzewska & Joshua K. Dubrow and published by IFiS PAN Publishers. This book was funded by the National Science Centre, Poland (2016/23/B/HS6/03916). In autumn 2020, as the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic … Continue reading Gender, Voice, and Violence in Poland: New Book

POLINQ Scholars Begin their NCN Sonatina Post-Doctoral Grants

We are proud to report that two young scholars who worked in the POLINQ grant from the National Science Centre, Poland (awarded to the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences), have won and begun their SONATINA Post-Doctoral Scholar grants. Dr. Olga Zelinska, a graduate research associate of the grant, is now at … Continue reading POLINQ Scholars Begin their NCN Sonatina Post-Doctoral Grants

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