LSE Highlights Mendelberg, Oliphant, and Karpowitz Paper on Gender Inequality in Deliberations
The London School of Economics highlighted work by Tali Mendelberg, Christopher Karpowitz, and J. Baxter Oliphant. "The authors find that the rules around how decisions are made matter; when decisions are majority-based, and there are enough women to control the decision, then men begin to treat women with more respect. When decisions need to be unanimous, minority men are empowered and do not modify their behavior towards women." The article describes the authors' cover article in Perspectives on Politics, Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction.
Tali Mendelberg is a CSDP faculty associate and professor of politics at Princeton University; Christopher Karpowitz (PhD Princeton 2006) is associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University; and Baxter Oliphant is a PhD candidate and CSDP graduate student.
Professors Mendelberg and Karpowitz are co-cuthors of the forthcoming book from Princeton University Press,The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions, scheduled to be released in August 2014.