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Westminster harassment: this is not just about sex, it’s about power

Professor Rainbow Murray considers the ongoing sexual harassment scandals unfolding in Westminster, and asks what this tells us about our national political institution. From the time I was asked to write this piece to the time I started typing, another MP has been suspended. The Westminster sex scandal is unravelling so fast that there may… Continue reading Westminster harassment: this is not just about sex, it’s about power

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2017 Essay Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 Essay Competition. This year the first prize was awarded jointly to two students - you can read their prize-winning essays below. Many thanks to Dr Toni Haastrup, Lecturer in International Security at the University of Kent, for judging this year's competition. JOINT FIRST PRIZE Isabel… Continue reading 2017 Essay Competition Winners

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PSA Conference 2018, Cardiff

Just a quick reminder about next year’s PSA Conference in Cardiff. We’re still looking for paper and panel proposals to reach us by the 27th October. Panels should have 3-5 papers. If you have an idea for a panel, but don’t have enough papers to fill it, feel free to email us an abstract and… Continue reading PSA Conference 2018, Cardiff

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‘Desperately seeking an Elderly Gentleman with a Large Majority … to Persuade Parliament to Allow MPs to Job-share’

By Professors Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs, Birkbeck, University of London Or a woman MP for that matter. But they must be adored by their parliamentary and local constituency party so that both will be happy for them to stand as half of one of the first MP job-shares at the next General Election. We… Continue reading ‘Desperately seeking an Elderly Gentleman with a Large Majority … to Persuade Parliament to Allow MPs to Job-share’

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Gender Pay Gap Transparency: Will It Work?

This guest post by Ben Worthy originally appeared on the Open Data Study blog. In July this year the BBC, with a bang and probably a muffled whimper, released details of its highest earners. It predictably provoked outrage at the overpaid but also, less predictably, re-ignited the debate on the gender pay gap. Political leaders… Continue reading Gender Pay Gap Transparency: Will It Work?

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2017 Women & Politics Essay Prize

We are very happy to announce the winners of the 2017 Women & Politics Essay Prize! Undergraduate students from all over the country were nominated by their supervisors, and the quality of entries was so high that judge, Dr Toni Haastrup awarded a joint first prize. JOINT FIRST PRIZE Isabel Abbs has just completed her… Continue reading 2017 Women & Politics Essay Prize

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Northern Ireland and gendered rights: a place apart

The General Election has thrown the spotlight upon Northern Irish politics and, in particular, policies around abortion and the LGBT community which differ substantially from the rest of the UK. Here, Jennifer Thomson explores the situation in Northern Ireland and the implications for the rest of the UK.  After several days of confusion, speculation, and… Continue reading Northern Ireland and gendered rights: a place apart