Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan Award Lecture

Award Sessions
Session Chair: Irasema Coronado

2023 Recipient of the Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan: Joni Lovenduski


Joni Lovenduski

Lecture: Feminism and Democratic Institutions

Abstract TBC



Joni Lovenduski FBA is currently a Professor Emerita at Birkbeck College, University of London and Visiting Professor at The Policy Institute at King’s College, London. She was previously Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Comparative Politics at Loughborough University (1972-1994), Professor of Politics at the University of Southampton (1995-2000) and Anniversary Professor of Politics at Birkbeck (2000-2016). She was made a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2007.
She chairs the Editorial Board of Political Quarterly and is a member of the editorial boards of British Politics, The British Journal of Political Science and French Politics. She was Vice-Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) in 2000-2003 and a member of the Research Council of the European University Institute in 2003-2008. She has acted as consultant on Gender and Politics for UNECE, the European Commission and the Council of Europe. She directed the European Commission funded investigation of the state of the art of research on Gender and Politics in Europe in 1996 and 1997. She was European convener of the European Science Foundation funded Research Network on Gender and the State.
Her published work on gender and politics includes Feminizing Politics (2005), State Feminism and Political Representation (2005), The Hansard Report on Women at the Top (2005) (with Sarah Childs and Rosie Campbell), Gender and Political Participation (2004) with Pippa Norris and Rosie Campbell; Women and European Politics (1986), Contemporary Feminist Politics (1993) (with Vicky Randall), Political Recruitment: Gender, Race and Class in the British Parliament (1995) (with Pippa Norris), and High Tide or High Time for Labour Women (1998) (with Maria Eagle MP). She was co-editor of The Politics of the Second Electorate (1981), The New Politics of Abortion (1986), Gender and Party Politics (1993) and editor Feminism and Politics (2000) as well as many articles and essays in edited collections on issues of Gender and Politics.
Her work has won a number of prizes, including the Political Studies Association Special Recognition Award for contributions to political studies (2007), the Gender and Politics Award of the ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics in 2009, the UK Political Studies Association’s Sir Isaiah Berlin prize for lifetime achievement in political studies in 2013, the ECPR lifetime achievement award for outstanding work in political science (2017) and the American Political Science Association George H. Hallett award for a book published at least ten years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the literature on representation and electoral systems for Political Recruitment: Gender, Race and Class in the British Parliament 1995, which was co-authored with Pippa Norris. In recognition of her research into gender equality, she was awarded the degree of Doctoris honoris causa in Social Science by Edinburgh University in 2017.

Commemorating Jean Blondel

RC02 Political Elites would like to invite you to a commemoration of Jean Blondel as a comparative political elites and leadership scholar at the conclusion of the Mattei Dogan Award Lecture on July 19th.

After the lecture given by this year's laureate Prof. Joni Lovenduski, the award ceremony will be concluded by two interventions, respectively by Prof. Zdenka Mansfeldová of the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Prof. Luca Verzichelli of the University of Siena. Together, we will celebrate the Jean Blondel's life, personality and contribution to the field. Jean Blondel sadly passed away in December 2022.  


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