Events, News Items

2016 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 Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck, University of London and Vice-Chair of the Political Studies Association) noted the high quality of this year’s essays, stating: ‘The submissions were again of an excellent standard with a range of topics covered… Continue reading 2016 Undergraduate Essay Competition Winners Announced!

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PSA Women and Politics Summit on Women in the Profession

PSA WOMEN AND POLITICS SUMMIT on  WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION  Friday 10 June 2016 University of Edinburgh   Keynote Speakers: Professor Jane Mansbridge, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Yvonne Galligan, Queen's University Belfast This one-day international summit, organized by the Political Studies Association’s Women and Politics Specialist Group, and hosted by the School of Social and… Continue reading PSA Women and Politics Summit on Women in the Profession

Events, News Items

Women and Politics Panels at PSA Conference

For those coming to the PSA Annual Conference in Brighton next month, there are a number of PSA Women and Politics panels and other sessions on women, gender and politics that you may be interested in attending. We also hope that you can make it to our Specialist Group Business Meeting at the Conference, which will take place Tuesday 22 March,… Continue reading Women and Politics Panels at PSA Conference

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CfP: Male Over-Representation in Politics – Preliminary Research and Developing a Research Agenda

A one-day workshop Held at the University of Bristol’s SPAIS Gender Research Centre, Wednesday, 3rd of Feb 2016 Hosted by the University of Bristol SPAIS Gender Research Centre, the School of Politics and IR at QMUL and Uppsala Universitet, Sweden, and the UK PSA Women & Politics Specialist Group At the 2015 ECPR Joint Session… Continue reading CfP: Male Over-Representation in Politics – Preliminary Research and Developing a Research Agenda

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Gender and the Independence Referendum, #GE2015, Brexit, and beyond

A report from the latest seminar in the ESRC Seminar Series ‘Feminizing Politics in the UK’ (PI: Sarah Childs, Bristol).

Gender Politics at Edinburgh


How do women engage differently in referenda and elections? And why does this matter? These were some of the questions explored at Feminizing Politics ESRC Seminar in Edinburgh last month on ‘Voice: Women, the Independence Referendum 2015, and the General Election 2015’. Cera Murtagh (University of Edinburgh) reports.

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The UK sits at a critical juncture, with the future of the state, its borders and its external relations, far from settled. In 2014, a referendum was held to decide on Scottish independence; in 2017 another will determine whether the UK remains within the European Union. Meanwhile, the 2015 General Election saw some fundamental shifts with implications for the country’s political and constitutional future. The ballot box stands central to these outcomes. And gender matters in that debate.

Elections and referenda in the UK, and what they mean for women, were the agenda of the second seminar in the Economic and Social Research…

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Events, News Items

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 female leadership and recruitment, ranging from the UK General Election debates to the US Presidential… Continue reading Women, Gender and Political Leadership Workshop

Events

PSA Annual Conference – Panels on Women, Gender and Politics

For those attending the PSA Annual Conference in Sheffield this week, there are a number of panels and other sessions on women, gender and politics that you may be interested in attending. We also hope that you can make it to our Specialist Group Business Meeting at the Conference, which will take place Monday 30… Continue reading PSA Annual Conference – Panels on Women, Gender and Politics