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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.

**NEW BOOK** Deeds and Words: Gendering Politics after Joni Lovenduski

A new collection out soon with ECPR Press, edited by Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs, pays tribute to Professor Joni Lovenduski’s contribution to gender studies and feminist politics. How does feminism shake up political science, the study of politics and electoral politics? … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Essay Competition Winners Announced!

The PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group is delighted to announce the winners of our annual Undergraduate Essay Competition. This year’s judge, Professor Francesca Gains (University of Manchester), noted the impressive quality of the essay submissions, stating: ‘the standard of entries was … Continue reading

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Depoliticisation and the Father’s Clause parliamentary debates

Originally posted on Policy and Politics Journal:
Stephen Bates, Laura Jenkins and Fran Amery Stephen Bates, Laura Jenkins and Fran Amery, from the University of Birmingham, use work on in vitro fertilisation to think through depoliticisation. The full article  on…

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2 Lectureships at University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is recruiting two new Lecturers in Politics. One is a lectureship in Political Economy and one is a lectureship in Comparative European Politics. Women are especially encouraged to apply. For more details, see this useful advice from Professor … Continue reading

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New women for a new Sinn Féin? The 2014 European Elections in the Republic of Ireland

PSA Women and Politics Member Claire McGing (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) reflects on the 2014 European Elections in the Republic of Ireland, and asks whether we are seeing the emergence of a ‘new’ (and feminized) Sinn Féin. ** Recent studies … Continue reading

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UK: Lib Dems, parental leave and flexible working. Old Etonians, Red Princes: Tories, Labour revert to dynastic politics.

Old Etonians and Red Princes: Tories and Labour are reverting to dynastic politics (blog) …Cameron’s trouble is that his chumocracy is overlaid with more than a whiff of class privilege that most of us thought had disappeared from politics 40 years … Continue reading

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Retirement not a matter for gender equality. Progress on UN gender goals marred by ‘honor’ system.

Are Capability And Commitment Enough To Bring More Women To The Table? Forbes As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s very disappointing that the business world still suffers from lack of female representation on boards … Retirement not a matter for gender equality, say most Global Times A recent survey … Continue reading

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