Lena Wängnerud

Professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. She is one of Europe’s foremost experts on women’s representation in politics and her research focuses representative democracy, gender and corruption as well as gender and anxiety. Among her recent books are Gender and Corruption (ed. with Helena Stensöta, Palgrave 2018) and The Principles of Gender-Sensitive Parliaments (Routledge 2015).


Cover for: Why did it take Sweden so long?

A century after Sweden introduced suffrage for women, the country that invented ‘feminist foreign policy’ finally got its first female prime minister. Why the delay? Despite equality in parliament, old power structures still prevent women’s political ascent.