DISSERTATION

Candidate Selection and Youth Political Representation

in Scandinavia

My dissertation aims to shed light on youth political representation in Scandinavia, where youth's representation in national parliaments, as well as lower level legislative bodies, is among the highest in the world. In my work I use qualitative interviews and surveys with youth party members from 23 political parties across Denmark, Norway, and Sweden to investigating the mechanisms that promote and hinder youth's representation in legislative bodies. I pay special attention to the intersectional nature of candidate selection mechanisms from a supply and demand-side perspective.

Chair

  • Dr. Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University


Committee Members

  • Dr. Kira Sanbonmatsu, Rutgers University

  • Dr. R. Daniel Kelemen, Rutgers University


Outside Reader

  • Dr. Aksel Sundström (University of Gothenburg)

Presentations

European Conference of Politics & Gender

Annual Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Gender & Politics
July 5-8, 2022

Presentation of:
"Young and Exposed: Political Violence and Youth Political Ambition"

Youth Without Representation: YPRRN Paper Workshop

Youth Political Representation Research Network paper workshop, University of Ottawa
September 12-14, 2022

Presentation of:
Re-opening the Black Box: Candidate Selection Methods & Young Candidates in Europe

American Political Science Association General Conference

Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association

September 14-18, 2022

Presentation of:
"Young and Exposed: Political Violence and Youth Political Ambition"

University of Gothenburg
Gender & Politics Research
Workshop

Gender and Politics research workshop hosted by the Department of Political Science at Gothenburg University
February 23, 2022

Presentation of:
"Young and Exposed: Political Violence and Youth Political Ambition"