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Feminist presence and women's descriptive representation

Evans Elizabeth

in Women and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083471
eISBN:
9781781702277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083471.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Research has highlighted that a feminist presence is often critical to bringing about gendered changes within political parties, particularly vis-à-vis campaigns for women's increased descriptive ... More


Women's substantive representation: ‘for women’ but not by women

Evans Elizabeth

in Women and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083471
eISBN:
9781781702277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083471.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The substantive representation of women refers to the representation of women's interests. This chapter examines how and in what ways the Liberal Democrats substantively represents women and looks at ... More


The symbolic representation of women: tokens or role models?

Evans Elizabeth

in Women and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083471
eISBN:
9781781702277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083471.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Symbolic representation is a relatively under-studied concept amongst feminist political scientists. Most existing research on women's symbolic representation in politics has tended to adopt a more ... More


Conclusions: representing women?

Evans Elizabeth

in Women and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083471
eISBN:
9781781702277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083471.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Despite the equal opportunity rhetoric, the Liberal Democrats party is an institution embedded in a masculine ethos and ideology. This is illustrated by the dominance of one sex in key roles ... More


The Liberal Democrats: ideology and organisation

Evans Elizabeth

in Women and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083471
eISBN:
9781781702277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083471.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

To understand the Liberal Democrats' response to women's descriptive representation, one must also understand the ideology and organisation of the party. Analysis of these institutional factors will ... More


Supply and demand: the political recruitment of women1

Evans Elizabeth

in Women and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083471
eISBN:
9781781702277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083471.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Political parties repeatedly cite the low number of women who put themselves forward for selection as an explanation for women's descriptive under-representation. They argue that it is a problem with ... More


Representation of Ethnic Minority Concerns

Anthony F. Heath, Stephen D. Fisher, Gemma Rosenblatt, David Sanders, and Maria Sobolewska

in The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656639
eISBN:
9780191765247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656639.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers how far the ethnic minority concern for equal opportunities and anti-discrimination policy is represented in the policy platforms of the major political parties, and also asks ... More


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