The Feminist and Critical Studies in Politics group applies a gender perspective to political science. By gendering core concepts, such as democracy, citizenship, representation, state and international security, the study of politics is advanced. Growing out of the pioneering work of the mid 1970s, the team of researchers today holds a solid gender research competence within the discipline of political science. Important contributions have been made to all sub-fields of the subject: Swedish politics and government, comparative politics, politics and development, international politics and political theory. Significant scientific results pertain to gender quota systems, welfare state gender regimes, and new conceptualizations of sexualized violence and prostitution, as well as theory development in areas such as intersectionality, gender/nation and discourse analysis. The research profile of the politics and gender group is in line with international trends, and actively widens the scope of issues addressed within the political science discipline.