The impact of feminist scholarship on Australian political science

Marian Sawer*

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    Abstract

    The discipline of political science has remained male dominated in most parts of the world. Women have organised within political science associations both to raise the status of women in the profession and to try to transform the discipline. This article is a personal account of the 25-year history of the Women's Caucus of the Australasian Political Studies Association and its successes and failures. While the status of women in the profession has improved and the journal has become more gender inclusive, the impact of feminist scholarship on political science curriculum remains patchy. Space has been made for gender scholarship and a chapter added to textbooks and disciplinary histories, but the approach is additive rather than transformative. One contributing factor may be increased fragmentation of the discipline.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)553-566
    Number of pages14
    JournalAustralian Journal of Political Science
    Volume39
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

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