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Gender and UK elections: the gendered dynamics of campaigns, leadership, voting behaviour and party platforms

Ralph-Morrow, E., Shorrocks, R. and De Geus, R. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3053-2123 (2021) Gender and UK elections: the gendered dynamics of campaigns, leadership, voting behaviour and party platforms. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. ISSN 1745-7297

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2021.1968415

Abstract/Summary

UK politics has seen unprecedented levels of upheaval and volatility since 2015. The rapid succession of European elections, the EU-referendum and three general elections within five years of each other, have provided British political scientists with much to analyze and study. In this special issue we focus our attention on the role of gender in UK electoral politics. We argue that the increased descriptive representation of women in politics, both as Members of Parliament as well as in leadership roles, gives the illusion that women’s place in British politics is secured and unchallenged. This hides the many ways in which UK electoral politics are and remain gendered. The contributions of this special issue shed light on these dynamics, focusing on themes of political violence, masculinity and the representation of women’s preferences and interests.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:100262
Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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