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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.

UKIP uses women’s rights as a trojan horse to attack minorities

Rainbow Murray, Queen Mary University of London UKIP has published a series of measures that it claims will help women, entitled Believing in Britain, Believing in Britain’s Women. On the face of it, the document is a pleasant surprise, given … Continue reading

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Hard choices: why we should avoid overestimating Hillary Clinton’s candidacy

By Elizabeth Evans (University of Bristol) Hillary Clinton has finally launched her much anticipated bid for the Democratic nomination; a move never really in doubt. Like most people who care about women’s political representation, I am pleased that she is … Continue reading

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PSA Annual Conference – Panels on Women, Gender and Politics

For those attending the PSA Annual Conference in Sheffield this week, there are a number of panels and other sessions on women, gender and politics that you may be interested in attending. We also hope that you can make it … Continue reading

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A political earthquake forecast for Scotland – but will there be a genderquake?

Originally posted on Gender Politics at Edinburgh:
By Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay This blog was originally posted on the Political Studies Association’s Blog for International Women’s Day 2015. The 2015 General Election has the potential to be one of…

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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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