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

Making Gender Equality Happen: review

Congratulations to  Rosalind Cavaghan on the publication of the book of her award-winning University of Edinburgh PhD thesis – out this month as part of Routledge’s new series on Gender and Comparative Politics. Ros is currently Equality and Social Justice post-doctoral fellow … Continue reading

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Here We, Here We, Here We … Go (Again): Women and the 2017 Local Government Elections

By Meryl Kenny, Fiona Mackay and Judith Sijstermans Another year, another missed opportunity to achieve equal representation in Scottish politics. Not that you would know it from the media coverage and political spin of the 2017 council elections, with pundits … Continue reading

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Yes, There’s Still a Local Government Election Going On

By Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay Since the announcement of an early general election by Theresa May on 18 April, Scottish local government elections have seemingly disappeared from view. Indeed, if one were to read the campaign leaflets piling up … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Year of Dangerous Women: Speaking Out, Listening, Resisting and Persisting!

On March 8 2016, Peta Freestone, Jo Shaw, and colleagues at Edinburgh University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), launched an ambitious collective endeavour using social media to ask the question: ‘What is a dangerous woman?’ The project … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Identity Politics? — UK PSA Women & Politics Specialist Group

PSA Women and Politics member Jonathan Dean (University of Leeds) assesses the problematic messages behind – and alarming consequences of – recent debates over ‘identity politics’[i] Amidst the recriminations and collective shock in the face of Trump’s victory (and the … Continue reading

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What now for UK academia? Twelve academics on Brexit

Originally posted on womenareboring:
Photo: Dave Kellam by Catherine Connolly, co-founder of Women Are Boring.  We put a call out on our Twitter and Facebook accounts on Friday afternoon asking for contributions to this special feature on what the EU…

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Is it really that difficult to find women to talk about the EU Referendum? — UK PSA Women & Politics Specialist Group

The significant absence of expert women’s voices from media debates and academic events related to the EU Referendum has been widely reported. PSA Women and Politics members Roberta Guerrina, Toni Haastrup, Katharine Wright share a list of women EU experts … Continue reading

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