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Atrium, Stamp Student Union

Professor Valerie Hudson
Professor and George H.W. Bush Chair, Department of International Affairs at The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Abstract: The first political order is the sexual political order. How the character of male-female relations develops within a society has profound effects on nation-state level phenomena, including food security, health, economic prosperity, demography, governance, and intra- and inter-state conflict. Mixed-methods research, including large-N statistical analysis, shows a deep divide in behavior and outcomes between societies encoding an inequitable sexual order versus societies encoding a more equitable order. The clash of civilizations is not best understood in Huntington’s terms, but rather in terms of a clash between two divergent sexual political orders.

 

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Valerie Hudson