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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 and politics in higher education: Banished to the sidelines?

By Fran Amery and Elizabeth Evans While some universities offer gender as a specialism within another discipline (for example, Sociology with Gender), there are no higher-education institutions in the UK which offer an undergraduate degree in either gender or women’s … Continue reading

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CfP: PSA Women and Politics Summit on Women in the Profession

PSA WOMEN AND POLITICS SUMMIT on  WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION  Friday 10 June 2016 University of Edinburgh   Keynote Speakers: Professor Jane Mansbridge, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Yvonne Galligan, Queen’s University Belfast This one-day international summit, organized by the Political … Continue reading

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Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe

A one-day symposium | Edinburgh, 3rd September 2016 Source: Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe

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On teaching political theory to undergraduates

By Manjeet Ramgotra The recent Department for Education proposal on the theory component of the Politics A-Levels raises the question as to what counts as knowledge. The proposal more or less excises women and non-white men from the curriculum and … Continue reading

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Five things you need to know about Northern Ireland’s new leader Sophie Whiting, University of Bath and Maire Braniff, University of Ulster Northern Ireland is to have a new first minister in January, in the form of Arlene Foster, the … Continue reading

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You Can’t Study Politics Without Women

The PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group Response to the Department for Education’s A-Level Politics Consultation While the PSA Women and Politics Group welcomes the inclusion of ‘Political Ideas’ as a compulsory topic within the DfE’s draft AS and A-Level … Continue reading

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The gendered dimensions of constitutional change: Women and the independence referendums in Scotland and Catalonia

By Tània Verge and Alba Alonso  In the past few years, independence claims have reached the top of the political agenda in the UK and Spain. In 2014 sovereignty referendums were held in both Scotland and Catalonia – albeit not recognised in this … Continue reading

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