SUCCESS is an ERC funded project on gender and political careers. We study gender gaps in political endurance - why, when and how it matters.
Democracies are under pressure worldwide: The political landscape is rapidly changing, with new parties emerging and old ones suffering, as voters turn away from established parties. We also witness a significant gender-gap in political endurance, meaning that women’s careers as elected representatives in parliaments tend to end quicker than men’s. This gap between men’s and women’s political endurance challenges the quality and legitimacy of democratic processes as it limits women’s chance of having a profound political impact.
The European Research Council (ERC) funded research project “Gender-Gap in Political Endurance: a novel political inclusion theory” (SUCCESS) provides a comprehensive analysis of why, how and if structural factors affect the endurance of political careers and why endurance matter for political impact.