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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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Less male, pale and stale? Reaction and analysis on Scottish local elections 2012

Read reaction and analysis by Severin Carrell in The Guardian Scotland Blog to our report on women and the Scottish local government elections 2012. Less than 1:4 councillors is a woman, but overall numbers have increased. Does that add up to progress? See also … Continue reading

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…but is it Good News for Women?

By Dr. Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Dr. Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh) Political pundits are claiming the results of the 2012 local government elections are “good news” for the SNP, as the largest party in local politics, and “good news” for resurgent … Continue reading

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New Media Coverage

BBC Scotland News has now picked up our report on women candidates and the Scottish local government elections. Read more here. And Tweeddale West councillor Catriona Bhatia calls for more female council candidates in the Scottish Borders.

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More of the Same? Women and the Scottish Local Government Elections 2012

By Dr. Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Dr. Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh) Thirteen years after devolution heralded a ‘new dawn’ in women’s representation – with Nordic levels of women MSPs elected to the first Scottish Parliament – the story remains very different at local government … Continue reading

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