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The 2015 congress of the Italian Political Science Society (SISP) hosted a temporary section, titled Gender, politics, and policies. This was organized to mark the 20th anniversary since the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995.

Teaching in a Gender Perspective

Gender Policies, the subject I teach at the University of Padua, is not a very common topic in Italian Academia for at least three reasons. The first is that in our country there is little recognition of the category of ‘gender’ from the perspectives of both political science and political history.

Book Review: Die Konsultative

Patrizia Nanz and Claus Leggewie, Die Konsultative. Mehr Demokratie durch Bürgerbeteiligung (Berlin: Klaus Wagenbach, 2016). 108 pp., €9,90 (paperback), ISBN: 9783803127495. Post-democracy, populism, crisis of representative…