A new ECPR Press collection, 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? What difference do feminist political scientists and politicians make to political institutions, policy processes and outcomes? The scholarship and activism of pioneering feminist political scientist Professor Joni Lovenduski helped establish these questions on the political science agenda.
This book, edited by Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs, addresses key themes in Lovenduski’s seminal work. State-of-the-art chapters by leading scholars cover gender and parties; elected institutions and the state; quotas and recruitment; public opinion and women’s interests. Vignettes by prominent politicians and practitioners, including Dame Anne Begg MP, Baroness Gould, Deborah Mattinson, and the Rt Hon Theresa May, bring the academic analysis to life.
Deeds and Words reveals the impact of feminist interventions on politics in the round. Its groundbreaking assessment of feminist scholarship and politics offers an appraisal of, and fitting tribute to, Lovenduski’s own contribution to gender studies and feminist politics.
The book is published by ECPR Press, and will be officially launched at the British Houses of Parliament in October. To purchase the book, please visit the ECPR Press website.
List of Chapters and their authors
Foreword by Albert Weale
Introduction: Deeds and Words Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs
Chapter One: Gendering Political Science Vicky Randall
Chapter Two: The Comparative Study of Politics and Gender Yvonne Galligan
Chapter Three: Representation Karen Celis
Chapter Four: Feminising Political Parties Sarah Childs and Rainbow Murray
Vignette – Gender and Party Politics: The ‘feminisation’ of the Conservative Party by Theresa May MP
Chapter Five : Gender and Political Institutions Fiona Mackay with Faith Armitage and Rosa Malley
Vignette – Gender and Political institutions: ‘Twinning’ – the Scottish Experience by Alice Brown CBE
Chapter Six: Women, Gender Politics and the State: The Words and Deeds of RNGS Amy G. Mazur and Dorothy E McBride
Vignette – Women and the State: Re-gendering our institutions by Baroness Howe
Chapter Seven: The Critical Mass Theory in Public and Scholarly Debates Drude Dahlerup
Vignette – The Story of Critical Mass: Women at Westminster by Jackie Ashley
Chapter Eight: Gender and Political Recruitment Meryl Kenny
Vignette – Gender and Political Recruitment: ‘How Can You Get the Best Person For the Job When the Best Person Hasn’t Even Applied?’ by Dame Anne Begg MP
Chapter Nine: How Quotas Work: The Supply and Demand Model Revisited Pippa Norris and Mona Lena Krook
Vignette – Beyond Quotas: Reflections on Parity in France by Axelle Lemaire
Chapter Ten: Gendering Policy: Praxis Joyce Outshoorn and Jennifer Rubin
Vignette – Gendering Policy: The Relationship Between Academia and Policy Campaigns by Mary-Ann Stephenson
Chapter Eleven: The Slippery Slope: Measuring Women’s Political Interests Peter Allen, Rosie Campbell and Ana Espirito Santo
Vignette – Women’s Political Interests: How the Women’s Vote is Decisive by Deborah Mattinson
Biography of Joni Lovenduski by Judith Squires
Afterword: Joni Lovenduski’s Contribution to Political Science Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs