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

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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Nil, Nada, Zilch: The Change in Women’s Representation in 2016

At the start of the Scottish Parliament election campaign, it seemed that the tide had finally turned for women’s representation. In the end, however, only 45 women MSPs (35%) have been elected to the fifth Scottish Parliament, the same number … Continue reading

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Analysis of the women selected and elected by quota in Ireland dispel the myth that they were under-qualified

A great analysis of candidates in the recent Irish elections from Fiona Buckley and Claire McGing in this recent Democratic Audit blog   The introduction of legal gender quotas for the 2016 general election in Ireland resulted in a marked … Continue reading

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Madam Secretary-General?

With pressure mounting for the next UN Secretary General to be a woman, is it too much to ask that she also be a feminist? Blog by Anne Marie Goetz for OpenDemocracy Source: Madam Secretary-General?

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On teaching political theory to undergraduates

Originally posted on UK PSA Women & Politics Specialist Group:
By Manjeet Ramgotra The recent Department for Education proposal on the theory component of the Politics A-Levels raises the question as to what counts as knowledge. The proposal more or…

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