Category Archives: General

Organizing for workers’ rights and the living wage: a view from the US

Living Wage campaigns by low-waged workers in the US have hit the headlines in recent months.  How do traditional trade unions and the fast rising “Alt -labor” grassroots movements work together to overcome the tough political and institutional obstacles they … Continue reading

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Genderpol at One: Some highlights from our archives

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

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How true blue Thatcherism helped paint society pink

 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

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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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