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Бакалавриат 2022/2023

Гендерные исследования

Статус: Курс по выбору (Политология)
Направление: 41.03.04. Политология
Когда читается: 3-й курс, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для всех кампусов НИУ ВШЭ
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3
Контактные часы: 36

Course Syllabus


During the course we will discuss the theoretical foundations of gender inequality, find out why the professions are divided into "male" and "female", we will learn what measures allow to achieve gender equility. The course will focus on the modern history of struggle for women rights and the development of gender studies, as well as gender issues in the modern public administration and political process. We will also take a closer look at the gender violence. In the end of the course we will try to calculate the aftermath of the pandemic for dicreasing gender equality in the global and national contexts.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of the discipline is to get acquainted with the basic principles of gender studies and gain knowledge in its key areas in interdisciplinary logic.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The social dimensions of hierarchical power relations in institutions and status of men and women in society will be explained. Mainly gender-colored public administration will be observed. The student will study how to analyze main barriers for empowerment women and learn how to identify such phenomena as: glass ceiling, glass cliff and glass escalator. In the end measures to prevent gender pyramid in authorities will be defined.
  • The student will gain understanding of the modern theory and its historical background, waves of feminism and challenges for feminism as well as post-feminism.
  • The student will kearn main impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The global increase in domestic violence amid the COVID-19 health crisis - shadow pandemic - will be examined.
  • The student will learn main principles of gender expertise of legal documents and public administration, as well as ways of shaping gender-sensitive state policy. Experience of Europe and possibilities of Russia will be discussed.
  • The student will understand main concepts of the discipline as well as its historical associations with feminism and different approaches to the role of women. Also sociological vision of the problem will be received.
  • The student will understand the nature of the harassment and sexual harassment, different types of harassment, and the various views on victims of harassment. Also the language of description for this will be learned. Violence and harassment in the world of work will be discussed. And сase-studies will help to comprehend the scale of the problem in public administration.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Intro
  • Feminism and gender studies
  • Russian public service and big politics: gender aspect
  • Harassment
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Gender and COVID-19
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Oral presentation
  • non-blocking Activity during seminars
  • non-blocking Essay
    Small Research Essay - Written Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.35 * Essay + 0.3 * Oral presentation + 0.35 * Activity during seminars


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Critical condition : feminism at the turn of the century, Gubar, S., 2000
  • Framed by gender : how gender inequality persists in the modern world, Ridgeway, C. L., 2011
  • Gender and the labour market : econometric evidence of obstacles to achieving gender equality, , 2000
  • Lucy Delap. (2020). Feminisms : A Global History. University of Chicago Press.
  • Mainstreaming human rights in EU CSDP missions : a transversal analysis, , 2012
  • Making the connections : women, work, and abuse, Murphy, P. A., 1993
  • Milliken, F. J., Kneeland, M. K., & Flynn, E. (2020). Implications of the COVID‐19 Pandemic for Gender Equity Issues at Work. Journal of Management Studies (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), 57(8), 1767–1772. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12628
  • Public administration : the interdisciplinary study of government, Raadschelders, J. C. N., 2011
  • Social stratification : class, race, and gender in sociological perspective, , 2014
  • Sumbal Javed, & Vijay Kumar Chattu. (2021). Patriarchy at the helm of gender-based violence during COVID-19 Running title: gender-based violence and COVID-19. AIMS Public Health, 8(1), 32–35. https://doi.org/10.3934/publichealth.2021003?viewType=HTML

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Asthana, S. V. aut. (2020). Strengthen gender mainstreaming in WHO’s pandemic preparedness and response policy brief WGH - Women in Global Health, Gender & COVID-19 ; Sumegha Asthana, Sara E. Davies, Roopa Dhatt, Ann Keeling, Arush Lal, Alexandra Phelan, Maike Voss and Clare Wenham.
  • Cameron, D. (2019). Feminism : A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1941140
  • Cathia Jenainati. (2019). Feminism: A Graphic Guide. Icon Books Ltd.
  • Chaudhury, R. D., Rai, B., Wang, L. C., & Banerjee, D. (2021). Welfare v. Consent: On the Optimal Penalty for Harassment.
  • Chawla, N., Gabriel, A. S., O’Leary Kelly, A., & Rosen, C. C. (2021). From #MeToo to #TimesUp: Identifying Next Steps in Sexual Harassment Research in the Organizational Sciences. Journal of Management, 47(3), 551–566. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206320980518
  • Folke, O., Rickne, J., Seiki, T., & Tateishi, Y. (2020). Sexual Harassment of Women Leaders. Daedalus (Cambridge), 149(1), 180–191. https://doi.org/10.1162/daed_a_01781
  • Jill Dearman. (2019). Feminism : The March Toward Equal Rights for Women. Nomad Press.
  • Knott, S. (2020). Public toilets and gender: Case studies by BKK. Architecture Australia, 109(5), 32–34.
  • Kozitsina, T., Mikhaylova, A., Komkova, A., Peshkovskaya, A., Sedush, A., Menshikova, O., Myagkov, M., & Menshikov, I. (2020). Ethnicity and gender influence the decision making in a multinational state: The case of Russia.
  • Mukhopadhyay, M. (2014). Mainstreaming Gender or Reconstituting the Mainstream? Gender Knowledge in Development. Journal of International Development, 26(3), 356–367. https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.2946
  • Nesti, G. (2019). Mainstreaming gender equality in smart cities: Theoretical, methodological and empirical challenges. Information Polity: The International Journal of Government & Democracy in the Information Age, 24(3), 289–304. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-190134
  • Sabharwal, M. (2015). From Glass Ceiling to Glass Cliff: Women in Senior Executive Service. Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, 25(2), 399–426. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/mut030
  • Tatiana Kozitsina, Anna Mikhaylova, Anna Komkova, Anastasia Peshkovskaya, Anna Sedush, Olga Menshikova, Mikhail Myagkov, & Ivan Menshikov. (2020). Ethnicity and gender influence the decision making in a multinational state: The case of Russia. Papers.
  • Werner, A. 1976, & Lundberg, A. (2018). Gender jobs: Dilemmas of Gender Studies education and employability in Sweden. The European Journal of Women’s Studies, 25(1), 71–85. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350506816671162
  • Windsor, L. C., Yannitell Reinhardt, G., Windsor, A. J., Ostergard, R., Allen, S., Burns, C., Giger, J., & Wood, R. (2020). Gender in the time of COVID-19: Evaluating national leadership and COVID-19 fatalities. PLoS ONE, 15(12), 1–26. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244531