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 essays, stating: 'This was a difficult contest to judge due to the extremely high overall… Continue reading 2015 Undergraduate Essay Competition Winners Announced!
Rosie Campbell, Sarah Childs, Meryl Kenny and the other members of the UK Political Studies Association (PSA) Women and Politics Specialist Group Last week the Counting Women In coalition published its 2014 report into Sex and Power in the UK. Yet again women will be reading that they are under-represented in British politics: at Westminster,… Continue reading Missing Women: It’s Time for Legislative Quotas in British Politics
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
The PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group is delighted to announce the winners of our annual Undergraduate Essay Competition. This year's judge, Professor Francesca Gains (University of Manchester), noted the impressive quality of the essay submissions, stating: 'the standard of entries was incredibly high with all 11 of the essays submitted demonstrating a command of the literature… Continue reading Undergraduate Essay Competition Winners Announced!
The University of Stirling is recruiting two new Lecturers in Politics. One is a lectureship in Political Economy and one is a lectureship in Comparative European Politics. Women are especially encouraged to apply. For more details, see this useful advice from Professor Paul Cairney, who is the pre-interview contact point.
PSA Women and Politics Member Claire McGing (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) reflects on the 2014 European Elections in the Republic of Ireland, and asks whether we are seeing the emergence of a 'new' (and feminized) Sinn Féin. ** Recent studies document the increasing feminisation of political parties with a long-standing ‘woman problem’. Sarah Childs and… Continue reading New women for a new Sinn Féin? The 2014 European Elections in the Republic of Ireland