Honors Program

University Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Michele L. Crumley

Thesis Professor Department

Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration

Thesis Reader(s)

Raluca Negrisanu, Lon Felker


This work analyzes and draws conclusions about female representation in the post-reunification German federal government, based on the ideologies and policies of German political parties. By examining female party membership and comparing it to party platforms, it clarifies the unique factors that draw German women to political parties and allow them to rise in their ranks. Analysis of these factors has applications in recruitment of women, maintenance of party loyalty, and female voter turnout.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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