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University of Edinburgh
gender, women, elections, political parties, gender quotas, gender equality, United Kingdom, Scotland
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Women and politics; Gender and Political Institutions; Political Parties; Political Recruitment; Political Representation; UK and European politics


Recent Publications

‘Revealing the Secret Garden: The Informal Dimensions of Political Recruitment’Politics & Gender, 11 (4) 2015, 748-753. (with E. Bjarnegard)

‘Women and the 2015 General Election: Shattering the Political Glass Ceiling?’, Scottish Affairs, 24 (4) 2015, 389-408.

‘When is contagion not very contagious? Dynamics of women’s political representation in Scotland’Parliamentary Affairs, 67 (4) 2014, 866-886 (with F. Mackay).

‘Decentralization, Political Parties and Women’s Representation: Evidence from Spain and Britain’, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 43 (1) 2013, 109-128 (with T. Verge).

Media Coverage

‘Don’t Risk Missing the Quota Bus’The Scotsman, 8 March 2016.

‘More Women Needed at the Top: What the UK Can Learn from Canada’Newsweek, 7 November 2015.

‘Criticisms of Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet Show How Far We’ve Come’The National, 15 September 2015.

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United Kingdom

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