Monthly Archives: February 2013

Originally posted on UK PSA 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…

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Whatever the constitutional future, it has to be one that is better for women

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

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Women, gender equality and constitutional change: lessons from Catalonia and Scotland

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

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Engendering the debate: What could constitutional change mean for gender equality?

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

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Why should women care about constitutional debates? And why aren’t their voices being heard?

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

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Why hasn’t women’s representation ‘caught on’ in Scotland?

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

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Still Counting? Women and the 2012 Local Government Elections

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

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