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The blog of the Gender Politics Research Group, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh - and friends

Presenting Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives

Rowman & Littlefield International have launched a new series – Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives – which seeks to publish cutting-edge work on gender and political institutions. Edited by Fiona Mackay, Elin Bjarnegard and Meryl Kenny – and launched in partnership with the Feminism … Continue reading

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Where are all the women?

Originally posted on Andrew McFadyen:
The creation of the Scottish Parliament was a giant leap forward for women’s representation in Scotland. In the first Scottish Parliament elections, in 1999, 48 women were elected, out of 129 MSPs. To put this…

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Tackling Sexual Violence in Conflict: A Report from the Global Summit

The Global Summit on Sexual Violence is the largest and most high-profile event ever held on this topic. But while it has brought much needed attention to the issue of sexual violence in conflict, it has also attracted significant criticism. … Continue reading

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Forging New Paths for Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court?

Originally posted on Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective:
The International Criminal Court (josef.stuefer). Retrieved from, shared under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. During the International Criminal Court’s first decade, Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo was strongly criticised for his failure to…

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Read IPSR Editor’s Choice: Gender and Political Institutions

The journal  International Political Science Review has published an Editor’s Choice issue on Gender and Political Institutions  which is now available on Open Access [click here] .  This brings together in one collection significant contributions on gendering political institutions, by feminist institutionalist scholars. It leads … Continue reading

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Organizing for workers’ rights and the living wage: a view from the US

Living Wage campaigns by low-waged workers in the US have hit the headlines in recent months.  How do traditional trade unions and the fast rising “Alt -labor” grassroots movements work together to overcome the tough political and institutional obstacles they … Continue reading

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What does women dancing in public tell us about the pulse of the citizenry during Egypt’s constitutional referendum?

Originally posted on Participation, Power and Social Change Research at IDS:
Mariz Tadros An unusual phenomenon was observed on the streets of Egypt on the first day of the constitutional referendum (14 January 2013): perfectly respectable looking Egyptian women were…

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