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‘Apathetic, parochial, conservative’? Women, elite and mass politics from 1979 to 2009

Campbell, Rosie and Childs, S. (2010) ‘Apathetic, parochial, conservative’? Women, elite and mass politics from 1979 to 2009. In: Breitenbach, E. and Thane, P. (eds.) What Difference did the Vote Make: Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the 20th Century. London, UK: Continuum Books, pp. 139-152. ISBN 9780826437495.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: The continuing under-representation of women in political and public life remains a matter of concern across a wide range of countries, including the UK and Ireland. Within the UK it is a topical issue as political parties currently debate strategies, often controversial, which will increase women’s representation. At the same time, devolution has ushered in significant change in the level of women’s representation in Scotland and Wales and improved representation for women in Northern Ireland. That such increases in women’s representation in political institutions have been slow in coming is indisputable, given that full enfranchisement of women on equal terms with men was achieved in Ireland in 1921 and in the UK in 1928.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 15:42
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:26
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5600

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