Book by political sciences’ Karen Beckwith selected as one of 2020’s Best Books by American Political Science Association

The latest book by Karen Beckwith, the Flora Stone Mather Professor of Political Science, titled Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender was honored by American Political Science Association (APSA) as one of 2020’s Best Books. 

The APSA’s 116th Annual Meeting, which will follow a theme of “Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization,” is being held Sept. 10-13. Ahead of the meeting, a free chapter—“The Gendered Consequences of Rules about Selection”—is being offered from publisher Oxford University Press. from Beckwith’s book

Ahead of the APSA’s 116th Annual Meeting, which will follow a theme of “Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization,” Sept. 10-13, a free chapter—“The Gendered Consequences of Rules about Selection”—is being offered from the publisher Oxford University Press from Beckwith’s book. Beckwith co-authored the chapter with political scientists Claire Annesley and Susan Franceschet.

According to the conference website, the annual meeting will “invite scholars to investigate questions related to the threats and stresses experienced by democracies worldwide, the importance of diversity as a strength of democratic performance, the limits of achieving equity and inclusivity in heterogeneous publics throughout the globe, and their implications for the resilience of democratic institutions.”

The meeting will feature writers from around the world who collectively or individually speak on pressing issues surrounding this topic.