Category Archives: Women and Constitutional Futures

The debate over Scotland’s future: do women care?

 Guest Blogger Ailsa McKay  (GCU)   What does the gender gap in attitudes towards independence tell us about Scottish women, their political attitudes and changing roles in society? This piece looks back to Gerry Hassan’s article ‘Mind the Gap [8]’ and gives … 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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