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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.

2015 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, PSA Women and Politics Co-Convenor Dr. Fran Amery (University of Bath), noted the outstanding quality of this year’s … Continue reading

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Feminising Politics, Politicising Gender

Some musings following the 2015 European Conference on Politics and Gender from Jonathan Dean. The Fourth European Conference on Politics and Gender saw no fewer than 450 scholars from across Europe and beyond descend on Uppsala in central Sweden, rendering … Continue reading

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Women, Gender and Political Leadership

Originally posted on Canterbury Politics and International Relations:
By Bronwen Edwards (Third Year Politics Student) On the 15th of May I attended the ‘Women, Gender and Political Leadership’ workshop in Birbeck university. Due to my interest in the role of…

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Women, Gender and Political Leadership Workshop

On Friday 15 May, the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group and the Political Leadership Specialist Group – supported by Birkbeck and Canterbury Christ Church University – co-hosted a workshop on ‘Women, Gender and Political Leadership’. The increasing prominence of … Continue reading

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Women and the 2015 General Election: Fractures in the Glass Ceiling?

Originally posted on Gender Politics at Edinburgh:
By Meryl Kenny, Juliet Swann and Fiona Mackay The run-up to the 2015 General Election was dominated by coverage of ‘dangerous women’ shaking up the status quo in British politics – ranging from…

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Lectureship at University of Leicester

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester is hiring for a permanent position as a Lecturer in International Politics (broadly defined). The Department is particularly interested in developing its research and teaching profile in the … Continue reading

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UK elects most diverse parliament ever but it’s still not representative

Jennifer Hudson, UCL and Rosie Campbell, Birkbeck, University of London Ahead of the 2015 election, broadcaster Jeremy Paxman argued that voters were being given a choice “between one man who was at primary school with Boris Johnson and one man … Continue reading

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