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About psawomenpolitics

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.

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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Guarded and sensible? The problem with UKIP and women

Originally posted on The Constitution Unit Blog:
In the wake of a second UKIP win in Rochester and Strood, Rosie Campbell, Chrysa Lamprinakou and Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson consider how the background of UKIP candidates selected so far compare with the other parties.…

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Shattering the Highest Glass Ceiling in Scotland?

Originally posted on Gender Politics at Edinburgh:
Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay It has been a week of firsts: the election of Nicola Sturgeon as the first female First Minister of Scotland followed by the announcement that her first Cabinet –…

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Researching Gender in Divided Societies: A conversation

With the kind support of the PSA Irish Politics and Women and Politics Specialist groups, on the 7th of November the University of Ulster hosted a conversation between three leading academics on the pitfalls and possibilities of researching gender issues … Continue reading

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Amy Mazur Seminar at Birkbeck – 2nd December 2014

‘Studying Women’s Movements in Comparative Perspective: A New Measurement from the Research Network on Gender and Politics (RNGS) Professor Amy G. Mazur, Washington State University (& visiting professor at Birkbeck during the fall of 2014) Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 13.00 … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: UK General Election 2015 Conference

CONFERENCE INFORMATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS Citizens, parties and political action: Political participation and the UK General Election 2015 Wednesday 4 February 2015, 9.30 am – 5 pm The Division of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University is … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The Causes and Consequences of Male Over-Representation

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions of Workshops University of Warsaw, Warsaw 29 March – 2 April 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS “The Causes and Consequences of Male Over-Representation” ***Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2014*** Submit under Workshop 16 … Continue reading

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