Rowman and Littlefield International
Deeds and Words

Deeds and Words

Gendering Politics after Joni Lovenduski

Edited by Rosie Campbell

Publication Date: Sep 2014

Pages 288

ECPR Press

Hardback 9781907301520
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How does feminism shake up political science, the study of politics and electoral politics? What difference do feminist political scientists and politicians make to political institutions, policy processes and outcomes? The scholarship and activism of pioneering feminist political scientist Professor Joni Lovenduski helped establish these questions on the political science agenda. This book addresses key themes in Lovenduski's seminal work. State-of-the-art chapters by leading scholars cover gender and parties; elected institutions and the state; quotas and recruitment; public opinion and women's interests. Vignettes by prominent politicians and practitioners, including Dame Anne Begg MP, Baroness Gould, Deborah Mattinson, and the Rt Hon Theresa May, bring the academic analysis to life. Deeds and Words reveals the impact of feminist interventions on politics in the round. Its groundbreaking assessment of feminist scholarship and politics offers an appraisal of, and fitting tribute to, Lovenduski's own contribution to gender studies and feminist politics.


List of Abbreviations ix

Contributors xi

Acknowledgements xvii

Foreword by Albert Weale 1

Introduction: Deeds and Words 3

Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs

Chapter One: Gendering Political Science 15

Vicky Randall

Chapter Two: The Comparative Study of Politics and Gender 35

Yvonne Galligan

Chapter Three: Representation 51

Karen Celis

Chapter Four: Feminising Political Parties 73

Sarah Childs and Rainbow Murray

Vignette – Gender and Party Politics: The ‘feminisation’ of the

Conservative Party by Theresa May MP 91

Chapter Five : Gender and Political Institutions 93

Fiona Mackay with Faith Armitage and Rosa Malley

Vignette – Gender and Political institutions: ‘Twinning’ – the Scottish

Experience by Alice Brown CBE 113

Chapter Six: Women, Gender Politics and the State: The Words and

Deeds of RNGS 117

Amy G. Mazur and Dorothy E. McBride

Vignette – Women and the State: Re-gendering our institutions by

Baroness Howe 133

Chapter Seven: The Critical Mass Theory in Public and Scholarly Debates 137

Drude Dahlerup

Vignette – The Story of Critical Mass: Women at Westminster by

Jackie Ashley 165

Chapter Eight: Gender and Political Recruitment 167

Meryl Kenny

Vignette – Gender and Political Recruitment: ‘How Can You Get the

Best Person For the Job When the Best Person Hasn’t Even Applied?’ by

Dame Anne Begg MP 183

Chapter Nine: How Quotas Work: The Supply and Demand Model

Revisited 185

Pippa Norris and Mona Lena Krook

Vignette – Beyond Quotas: Reflections on Parity in France by

Axelle Lemaire 207

Chapter Ten: Gendering Policy: Praxis 209

Joyce Outshoorn and Jennifer Rubin

Vignette – Gendering Policy: The Relationship Between Academia

and Policy Campaigns by Mary-Ann Stephenson 225

Chapter Eleven: The Slippery Slope: Measuring Women’s Political

Interests 229

Peter Allen, Rosie Campbell and Ana Espírito-Santo

Vignette – Women’s Political Interests: How the Women’s Vote is

Decisive by Deborah Mattinson 247

Biography of Joni Lovenduski by 251

Judith Squires

Afterword: Joni Lovenduski’s Contribution to Political Science 255

Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs

Bibliography 257

Index 263

Sarah Childs is Professor of Politics at the University of Bristol, and Director of the UoB’s SPAIS Gender Research Centre. She has published widely on gender, representation, political parties and the UK Parliament. Her latest book, Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party: From Iron Lady to Kitten Heels, with Paul Webb, was published in 2012.

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