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

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?… Continue reading **NEW BOOK** Deeds and Words: Gendering Politics after Joni Lovenduski

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Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies (and a Discount Code)

Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies Edited by Drude Dahlerup, Stockholm University, and Monique Leyenaar, Radboud University Nijmegen Around 100 years after women’s suffrage was gained and in spite of much effort gender balance in politics is still far from achieved in most countries. Women’s average representation in the world’s parliaments was around 20 per… Continue reading Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies (and a Discount Code)

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W&P Member Research: ‘Representing Conservative women’s interests.’ Why are More Women Councillors Not Becoming MPs?

‘To the left, to the right’ Representing Conservative women’s interests Party Politics Rosie Campbell Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Sarah Childs Bristol University, UK Abstract The study of Conservative women is expanding to compensate for the historic over-emphasis of gender and politics research on left-wing women. We add to this burgeoning literature and assess the… Continue reading W&P Member Research: ‘Representing Conservative women’s interests.’ Why are More Women Councillors Not Becoming MPs?

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The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics has been published!

From the editors of the Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics: We are happy to let you know that The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics has just been published! We hope that the Handbook will be an excellent resource for all of you in teaching and research. It consists of original contributions that discuss… Continue reading The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics has been published!

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Link to ‘Feminising British Politics’ by Fiona Mackay and Laura Mcallister

Political Quarterly ‏@po_qu Feminising British Politics: Six Lessons from Devolution in Scotland and Wales by Fiona Mackay and Laura Mcallister http://tinyurl.com/cs2fnzr Abstract: Modest levels of female representation at the House of Commons are in sharp contrast to the Nordic-levels of representation achieved in the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales since devolution in 1999. One apparent… Continue reading Link to ‘Feminising British Politics’ by Fiona Mackay and Laura Mcallister

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Member research: What does it mean if ‘gender’ is statistically significant?

What does it mean if ‘gender’ is statistically significant? Why we can’t interpret our results using the measures ‘man/woman’. Abstract: This paper advances the following arguments: 1) statistical analyses that categorise participants as male or female produce statistical results that are conceptually unclear and therefore empirically imprecise; 2) the causal mechanisms at work when the… Continue reading Member research: What does it mean if ‘gender’ is statistically significant?