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

Feminising Politics, Politicising Gender

Originally posted on UK PSA Women & Politics Specialist Group:
Some musings following the 2015 European Conference on Politics and Gender from Jonathan Dean. The Fourth European Conference on Politics and Gender saw no fewer than 450 scholars from across…

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Why women talk less

Originally posted on language: a feminist guide:
This week on Newsnight, Evan Davis talked to three women about all-male panels—a subject made topical by the recent popularity of a tumblr set up to name and shame them. Why, he asked,…

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Another Crack in the Glass Ceiling? Leslie Evans appointed Scotland’s top civil servant

Another first for gender equality this week: with news that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had appointed Leslie Evans as Scotland’s top civil servant – the first time a woman has held this position. Guest genderpol blogger Professor  James Mitchell, University of … Continue reading

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Women and the 2015 General Election: Fractures in the Glass Ceiling?

By Meryl Kenny, Juliet Swann and Fiona Mackay The run-up to the 2015 General Election was dominated by coverage of ‘dangerous women’ shaking up the status quo in British politics – ranging from the ‘scarlet sisterhood’ of female party leaders … Continue reading

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General Election 2015: women MPs and candidates

Party and gender breakdown of new parliamentarians  after 2015 General election from the House of Commons library General Election 2015: women MPs and candidates.

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Where are the women in #GE2015?

By Meryl Kenny This blog was originally posted on Think:Leicester at the University of Leicester. Read the original here. The 2015 General Election is one of the most unpredictable electoral contests in British political history. Amidst all the post-election scenario … Continue reading

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How the major UK parties are trying to court women’s votes

Originally posted on UK PSA Women & Politics Specialist Group:
Rainbow Murray, Queen Mary University of London Women comprise 52% of the British electorate, so it’s fair to say our votes will decide this election. This is a fact that…

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