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The UK Political Studies Association Women and Politics Specialist Group. Resource for researchers working on women and/or gender and for women in the PSA. The 2014 Specialist Group of the Year.

Gender & the Research Excellence Framework: An Analysis of the Politics & International Studies Unit of Assessment (II)

Originally posted on Stephen R. Bates:
by Fran Amery, Stephen Bates & Steve McKay This is the second of two posts on gender and the Research Excellence Framework (you may also be interested in this post on what titles of…

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Gender & the Research Excellence Framework: An Analysis of the Politics & International Studies Unit of Assessment (I)

Originally posted on Stephen R. Bates:
by Fran Amery, Stephen Bates & Steve McKay Ever wondered about the gendered dimensions of the REF returns and rankings for the Politics & International Studies Unit of Assessment? Well wonder no longer. 1320…

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New Publication: The Women’s Movement and Government

Marian Sawer and Gwendolyn Gray Jamieson (both ANU) have been examining propositions that women’s movement entanglement in the state is responsible for ‘feminist fading’. To read the full article, published in Australian Feminist Studies, CLICK HERE.

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Call for Papers: Women, Gender and Political Leadership Workshop, Friday 15 May

WOMEN, GENDER AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIP One Day Workshop Friday 15 May 2015 Birkbeck, University of London Call for Papers The study of leadership is a growing area of political studies. However, the issue of gender and leadership remains relatively understudied. … Continue reading

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Gender inequality in academia: not just about numbers

By Fran Amery, University of Bath (Co-Convenor of the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group) Discussions of gender inequality tend to focus on numbers: that is, the numbers of women represented in a certain positions. Whether the focus is gender … Continue reading

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What Germany’s Gender Quotas for Candidates Can Teach Us about Its Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards

Originally posted on IASGP:
What Germany’s Gender Quotas for Candidates Can Teach Us about Its Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards   By Louise Davidson- Schmich, University of Miami In December the New York Times International Edition published an op-ed piece,…

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We Need to Talk About Sexism in Academia

Guest blog by Heather Savigny, Bournemouth University ‘Perhaps men are just naturally better at research than women’ said a senior male colleague during a discussion about why so few women were returned to a University’s REF submission. On one level, you … Continue reading

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