Sarah Khan is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Columbia University. Her areas of interest are party-voter linkages and gender politics. Her research, conducted in India and Pakistan, focuses on gendered preferences for public goods and service delivery and examines the conditions under which elected representatives respond to female constituents’ demands.
Courting women’s votes: What does this mean for women?
01 Jul 2016
In the recent state assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, political parties targeted women voters with specific handouts and proposed policies such as alcohol bans. This column contends that while the increasing political attention to women is a positive trend, it needs to be explored whether the proposed policies are indeed effective solutions to the issues faced by women.
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