CES: Seminar on State & Capitalism: Reform from Within: The Political Economy of Women's Enfranchisement
Friday, April 22, 2016, 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
*Please note: There is no presentation and the paper should be read in advance. It is posted at least a week ahead of each seminar via links in the section for the Seminar and in the CES Events Calendar at www.ces.fas.harvard.edu
Dawne Teele Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Daniel Smith Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University
Seminar attendees will discuss two chapters of a book in progress that examines the contested politics behind the extension of the vote to women over the course of the twentieth century and cross-national variation in the timing of this extension of the franchise. This is a politics in which both legislators and women campaigning for electoral equality had to calculate who would gain from this reform and how to appeal to the multiple groups whose support for it was necessary.