Rowman and Littlefield International

Gendering Politics, Feminising Political Science

By Joni Lovenduski

This book is a collection of some of the essays that attempted to correct that bias, and includes new introductory and concluding essays that reflect on what has changed in the course of the years.

Paperback ISBN: 9781910259146 Release date: Jul 2015
£30.00 €41.00 $49.00

Pages: 364

ECPR Press

Before the 1980s, women were written out of much of European political science, largely wilfully, on the grounds they had no separate or different political life from men. Joni Lovenduski was one of the feminists who attempted to change the perception that women were political minors, providing evidence of their attitudes and participation as well as rethinking the discipline to accommodate gender relations. This book is a collection of some of the essays that attempted to correct that bias, and includes new introductory and concluding essays that reflect on what has changed in the course of the years.

Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

Introduction 1

THE SELECTION

Selection of Articles and Acknowledgements 11

PART 1: POLITICAL REPRESENTATION

Chapter One – Women in Parliament: Making a Difference 17

with Azza Karam

Chapter Two – Westminster Women: The Politics of Presence 41

with Pippa Norris

Chapter Three – Political Representation 63

with Marila Guadagnini

Chapter Four – Feminising British Politics 99

PART 2: POLITICAL PARTIES

Chapter Five – The Dynamics of Gender and Party 109

Chapter Six – Will Quotas Make Labour More Woman-Friendly? 121

Chapter Seven – Women’s Equality Guarantees and the Conservative Party 131

with Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs

Chapter Eight – Obstacles to Feminising Politics 143

Chapter Nine – United Kingdom: Male Dominance Unbroken? 169

PART 3: GENDER AND PUBLIC POLICY

Chapter Ten – The New Politics of Abortion 195

with Joyce Outshoorn

Chapter Eleven – Sexing London: The Gender Mix of Urban Policy Actors 199

with Stefania Abrar and Helen Margetts

Chapter Twelve – Feminism, Violence, and Men 229

Chapter Thirteen – Feminist Ideas and Domestic Violence Policy Change 265

with Stefania Abrar and Helen Margetts

PART 4: GENDERING THE POLITICAL SCIENCE AGENDA

Chapter Fourteen – Toward the Emasculation of Political Science:

The Impact of Feminism 293

Chapter Fifteen – Gendering Research in Political Science 311

Conclusion: Does Feminism need Political Science? 337

Index 349

Joni Lovenduski FBA, AcSS is Anniversary Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. She writes about the politics of women’s political representation, equality policy and feminist politics. She has published several books including Feminizing Politics, Contemporary Feminist Politics, Women and European Politics, Political Recruitment, and numerous edited collections of essays, academic journal articles and shorter essays. Her current research is on Gender and the State, including equality policy, political representation and the gendering of public policy debates. She has chaired the board of Political Quarterly since 2009. In 2007 she won the Special Recognition Award of the Political Studies Association of the UK for her contribution to political studies. In 2009 she won the Gender and Politics Award of the ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics and in 2013 she won the Isaiah Berlin prize for her lifetime contribution to the study of politics.

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