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Department of Political Science, University of MinhoEdna Costa

PhD in Political Science from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon

Edna Costa is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho. She holds a PhD in Political Science from NOVA-FCSH (2018) with a thesis on “Reconciling Work and Family: Inequalities and Capabilities in Portugal and Spain”. She is an integrated researcher at the Political Science Research Center (CICP-UM). Her research interests focus on issues of representation, political participation and social policies from a gender perspective, on which her publications have focused.

She has participated in several research projects such as “Democracy in Times of Crisis” (FCT) and “Varieties of Democracy in Southern Europe” (FFMS), at NOVA-FCSH. Between 2019 and 2021 she was a PhD researcher in the project “The Secret Garden of Politics” (FCT), as well as in the project “The Political Participation of Young People in Portugal” (FCG), both at the University of Aveiro.

Research Interests

Political Participation

Transparency

Social Policies

Gender

Corporate Governance
Publications

Género e voto em Portugal: onde está o gender gap?

O eleitorado português no século XXI

Publication date: 2024

Type of publication: Book Chapter

URL: https://tintadachina.pt/produto/o-eleitorado-portugues-no-seculo-xxi/

Women’s Political Representation

Democratic Quality in Southern Europe – France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain

Publication date: 2024

Type of publication: Book Chapter

URL: https://undpress.nd.edu/9780268207755/democratic-quality-in-southern-europe/

Youth with clipped wings: Bridging the gap from youth recruitment to representation in candidate lists

Electoral Studies

Publication date: 2024

Type of publication: Journal Article

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2024.102767

Estudos de caso

Manual de Métodos de Investigação em Ciência Política

Publication date: 2024

Type of publication: Book Chapter

URL: https://www.almedina.net/manual-de-metodos-de-investigacao-em-ciencia-politica-1711385758.html

Gender and Vote in Portugal -where is the gender gap?

XI Congresso Associação Portuguesa de Ciência Política

Publication date: 2023

Type of publication: Conference Paper

Women’s representation in the backrooms of government

ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops

Publication date: 2023

Type of publication: Conference Paper

A Participação Política da Juventude em Portugal: Relatório Síntese

Publication date: 2022

Type of publication: Report

URL: https://gulbenkian.pt/forum-futuro/participacao-politica-dos-jovens-em-portugal

A participação política dos jovens em Portugal, 2020 [Base de Dados]

Publication date: 2022

Type of publication: Other

URL: https://hdl.handle.net/1822/83753

A Portuguese Miracle: The Politics of the First Phase of Covid-19 in Portugal

South European Society and Politics

Publication date: 2022

Type of publication: Journal Article

URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/13608746.2021.1979741

A participação política da juventude em Portugal: as juventudes partidárias e os movimentos associativos

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Publication date: 2022

Type of publication: Report

The Office is Not Enough: Women’s Representation in High Profile Offices

International Conference on Gender Research

Publication date: 2021

Type of publication: Conference Paper

Women’s Political Representation: Exploring Pathways to Power

Varieties of Democracy in Southern Europe

Publication date: 2021

Type of publication: Book Chapter

A Portuguese Miracle: the Politics of the First Phase of Covid-19 in Portugal

South European Society and Politics

Publication date: 2021

Type of publication: Journal Article

URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/13608746.2021.1979741

Populismo nos Partidos Políticos Portugueses: os programas eleitorais de 2019

População e Sociedade

Publication date: 2021

Type of publication: Journal Article

Populismo nos partidos políticos portugueses – Os programas eleitorais de 2019

População e Sociedade

Publication date: 2021

Type of publication: Journal Article

URL: https://doi.org/10.52224/21845263/rev35a4

Mulheres em Democracia: trabalho, família e representação política

A Democracia Portuguesa 45 anos depois

Publication date: 2020

Type of publication: Book Chapter

Cidadania e representação política das mulheres portuguesas

Representação política e cidadania no espaço da lusofonia (séculos XIX e XX)

Publication date: 2020

Type of publication: Book Chapter

The Golden Age of Tax Expenditures: Fiscal Welfare and Inequality in Portugal (1989–2011)

New Political Economy

Publication date: 2018

Type of publication: Journal Article

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2018.1526264

Untying the knot in work-family balance: inequalities and capacities in Portugal and Spain

Publication date: 2018

Type of publication: Dissertation

URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/49746

A representação política feminina: explorando os caminhos do poder

A Produção do Conhecimento nas Ciências Sociais Aplicadas

Publication date: 2017

Type of publication: Book Chapter

Os caminhos do poder no feminino

Publication date: 2010

Type of publication: Dissertation

URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/5467

O banco Grameen – pela paz e pelo desenvolvimento

Imaterial, possível, Inevitável – a viagem de um projeto

Publication date: 2007

Type of publication: Book Chapter

URL: http://id.bnportugal.gov.pt/bib/bibnacional/1711522

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