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    Increasing women's descriptive representation in national parliaments: the involvement and impact of gender and politics scholars

    Childs, Sarah and Dahlerup, D. (2018) Increasing women's descriptive representation in national parliaments: the involvement and impact of gender and politics scholars. European Journal of Politics and Gender 1 (2), pp. 185-204. ISSN 2515-1088.

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    Abstract

    Since the 1980s, gender and politics scholarship has prospered alongside increases in women’s descriptive representation. If a ‘feminist imperative’ drives us to seek to transform as well as study politics, the potential impact of research and our role as change actors has been little studied. We ask: (1) what effects feminist scholars sought to have; (2) upon whom; (3) when; and (4) through what channels. With two cases – Nordic countries and the UK – we explore the opportunities and dilemmas faced in seeking to enhance descriptive representation and aim to contribute to the development of feminist theories of political change.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): women’s descriptive representation, feminist knowledge, academic influence/impact, political change, critical mass, acts and actors, feminist institutionalism
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Research Centres and Institutes: British Politics and Public Life, Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Childs
    Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 08:38
    Last Modified: 14 Feb 2021 01:29
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24977

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