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Women"s representation in UK politics

Meg Russell

Women"s representation in UK politics

what can be done within the law?

by Meg Russell

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Published by Constitution Unit in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women in politics -- Great Britain.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Meg Russell.
    ContributionsUniversity College, London. School of Public Policy., University College, London. Constitution Unit.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination58 p. ;
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18920863M

    Gender quotas are one policy tool designed to increase women’s representation in politics. Women hold fewer than 25 percent of parliamentary seats worldwide, and just 12 percent of the world’s heads of state and government are women. In many countries this imbalance extends to local governments. Kenya, however, remains greatly challenged with regard to women’s ascendancy into public political leadership positions. Currently, the Kenyan parliament has only about 10 per cent women representation, trailing far behind the global average of per cent women representation in parliaments.

    Our country's rank for women's political representation, 78th in the world, is dropping and the gender gap in political ambition is growing with obvious ill effects for women's health, economics, education and is pathetic and embarrassing. What was worse last week: The silencing of women in a public discourse about their own health and bodies or the . List of tables, figures and boxes Figures Figure 1: The number of women parliamentarians is rising but men still dominate 9 Figure 2: Economic development does not automatically lead to more women in power 10 Figure 3: There is no clear relationship between women’s representation in the legislature and executive 11 Boxes Box 1. The ‘rules of the game’ undermine women’s representation.

      Women now receive political science degrees in record numbers, but female representation among political science faculty still lags behind that of many other disciplines. Only 26% of political science professors in the United States today are women (Sedowski and Brintall ). Women’s history is not minority history, even though its historiography has lent itself to being defined as such. So what Gottlieb, Toye and company have to offer in this book is really the other half of the story of inter-war British politics.


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