- Genderpol at One: Some highlights from our archives
- How true blue Thatcherism helped paint society pink
- The debate over Scotland’s future: do women care?
- Members of PSA Women and Politics group say 'The problem is not with women but with the political parties'
- Whatever the constitutional future, it has to be one that is better for women
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Author Archives: genderpol
We here at genderpol are celebrating our one-year blogoversary this month! Our blog, which is run by the Gender Politics Research Group at the University of Edinburgh (and affiliated members), launched last April with a report on women’s political under-representation … Continue reading
Guest blog by Chris Creegan, commentator and social scientist (originally posted on Chris’ home blog on Saturday April 13, 2013) There are occasions when the blogosphere becomes consumed with one event. The passing of Margaret Thatcher was inevitably just such an … Continue reading
Guest Blogger Ailsa McKay (GCU) What does the gender gap in attitudes towards independence tell us about Scottish women, their political attitudes and changing roles in society? This piece looks back to Gerry Hassan’s article ‘Mind the Gap ‘ and gives … Continue reading
Members of PSA Women and Politics group say 'The problem is not with women but with the political parties'
Reblogged from UK Women & Politics Specialist Group: The problem is not with women but with the political parties Claire Annesley, Rosie Campbell, Sarah Childs, Catherine Durose, Elizabeth Evans, Francesca Gains, Meryl Kenny, Fiona Mackay, Rainbow Murray, Liz Richardson and … Continue reading
Guest blogger Carolyn Leckie reflects on the issues raised at the recent Women and Constitutional Futures seminar held on 14/15 February , 2013 at Royal Society of Edinburgh. She argues: “I want independence but whatever the constitutional future, it has … Continue reading
Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Tània Verge (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) This blog draws on discussions held at the Women and Constitutional Futures Seminar: Gender Equality Matters in a New Scotland held on 14/15 February 2013 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh and … Continue reading
What could constitutional change mean for gender equality? Cera Murtagh reports from the Women and Constitutional Futures seminar (originally posted on the University of Edinburgh Scotland’s Referendum blog; http://www.referendum.ed.ac.uk/engendering-debate/) The political debate around the Scottish independence referendum could so far … Continue reading
Christine Bell (University of Edinburgh) and Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh) Co-organisers of Women and Constitutional Futures: Gender Equality Matters in a New Scotland seminar held on 14/15 February 2013 at Royal Society of Edinburgh. Women’s voices and issues of gender … Continue reading
Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh) The modest levels of female representation at Westminster stand in sharp contrast to the Nordic levels of representation achieved in the Scottish Parliament. Yet, as the political representation of women continues to stall … Continue reading
Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh) In the run-up to the May 2012 local government elections, we argued that the face of local politics in Scotland was decidedly ‘male, pale and stale’, highlighting the fact that less than 1 … Continue reading