Yvonne Galligan

Professor of Comparative Politics at Queen's University Belfast, where she leads research on women and politics. Her research focuses on the gender gap in democratic decision-making. She guest-edited the 2013 special issue of Irish Political Studies (with Fiona Buckley) on Politics and Gender on the Island of Ireland. Her edited research book States of Democracy: Gender and legislative decision-making in a European context is due to appear in 2014 with Routledge. 



Women, on average, have less trust in governments and less interest in politics than men. They do not join parties to the same extent as men, but they do participate in civic and associational life, and seem to prefer different channels in expressing their participation. How to improve their political engagement?

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