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Intersectionaliteit in de media: representatie van Nederlandse Kamerleden met een migratieachtergrond in dagbladen, 1986-2016

Journal Res Publica, Issue 4 2017
Keywords intersectionality, media, political representation, gender, ethnicity, categories
Authors Liza Mügge and Anne Louise Schotel
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    The media are key actors in political inclusion and exclusion. Existing research has shown that women and racial minorities receive less coverage and are portrayed more negatively than white males. Yet, less is known about differences in media coverage within and between groups. This study disentangles such variation with an intersectional lens. Drawing on newspaper analysis of all 55 politicians with a migration background who ever held a seat in Dutch parliament (1986-2016) we analyze the quantity and tone of media coverage and examine how they are identified. Our findings show that although women receive more coverage than men, this is no advantage. Women are framed more often and in more variety as ‘different’ compared to their male minority colleagues. The most visible politicians are particularly negatively described in terms of their different identities when they aim to achieve a higher position of power in the party.


Liza Mügge
Liza Mügge is universitair hoofddocent aan de afdeling politicologie en directeur van het Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender & Sexuality van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Zij is medeoprichter en redacteur van het European Journal of Politics and Gender. Haar expertise en onderzoeksinteresses zijn politieke vertegenwoordiging, diversiteit en transnationalisme.

Anne Louise Schotel
Anne Louise Schotel behaalde haar masterdiploma in de sociale wetenschappen aan de Universiteit Utrecht en werkt nu aan haar PhD-voorstel bij het departement politicologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.
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Lost in the mainstream?

Gender in het kerncurriculum van de Nederlandse bacheloropleidingen politicologie

Journal Res Publica, Issue 1 2017
Authors Saskia Bonjour, Liza Mügge and Conny Roggeband
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Saskia Bonjour
Saskia Bonjour is universitair docent politicologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, bestuurslid van het Amsterdam Research Centre of Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) en de Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR) en lid van de Adviescommissie Vreemdelingenzaken. Haar onderzoeks- en onderwijsinteresses zijn familiemigratie, integratie, burgerschap, gender en migratie en europeanisering.

Liza Mügge
Liza Mügge is universitair hoofddocent politicologie, directeur van het Amsterdam Research Centre of Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) en coördinator van de bachelor minor gender & sexuality aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Ze publiceerde op het terrein van politieke vertegenwoordiging, gender, intersectionaliteit en transnationalisme.

Conny Roggeband
Conny Roggeband is universitair docent politicologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en lid van het bestuur van het Amsterdam Research Centre of Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS). Ze is ook verbonden aan de Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Ecuador. Ze schreef over gender en beleid, gender mainstreaming, sociale bewegingen en transnationale beleidsnetwerken in Europa en Latijns-Amerika.
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Gender en etniciteit in de Tweede Kamer: streefcijfers en groepsvertegenwoordiging

Journal Res Publica, Issue 3 2013
Keywords quotas, target numbers, political representation, affirmative action, ethnicity, gender
Authors Liza Mügge and Alyt Damstra
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    Women and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in national parliaments around the world. Interestingly, in the Netherlands ethnic minority women are better represented than ethnic minority men and ethnic majority women. The Netherlands did not adopt gender quotas, but some parties implemented target numbers. Drawing on document analysis and interviews, this article explores whether parties that encourage women’s representation are also likely to increase the number of ethnic minority representatives. It finds that party-specific factors such as a left or social democratic ideology, the institutionalization of gender and/or ethnicity within the party and the party’s vision on group representation are intertwined. Parties that actively encourage women’s representation are more inclined to openly acknowledge the importance of ethnic diversity. This especially favours ethnic minority women, who benefit from the strong embedding of gender. In the end gender determines the success of the ethnic card in political representation.


Liza Mügge
Liza Mügge is universitair docent aan de afdeling politicologie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam en Associate Director van het Amsterdam Research Center for Gender & Sexuality (ARC-GS).

Alyt Damstra
Alyt Damstra volgt de Research Master Social Sciences en is student-assistent aan de afdeling politicologie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam.
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