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Spanning more than thirty years, her pioneering research on the political representation of women, the selection of female candidates for elected office and the roles of women in political parties, has contributed new empirical data and advanced new conceptual frameworks and theoretical approaches, challenging the gender-blind assumptions of contemporary political science. Hallett award for a book published at least ten years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the literature on representation and electoral systems for Political Recruitment: Gender, Race and Class in the British Parliament , which was co-authored with Pippa Norris.

Feminizing Politics is an intervention in contemporary debates about women's political representation.

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Its aims are first; to rehearse the arguments for equality of political representation between women and men, second; to describe and explain the movements and arrangements to increase women's political representation in Britain; third; to consider British developments in a wider context, drawing attention to similar developments in other countries and regions of the world.

The fourth aim is to demonstrate the continuing importance of institutions to the nature of and possibilities for political representation. Finally, it attempts to draw the attention of political scientists to the importance of gender to the study of politics. Feminizing Politics. Polity Press, State Feminism and the Political Representation of Women. Cambridge University Press, Feminism and Politics, 2 vols. Ashgate The New Politics of Abortion, Sage, co-edited , pp. Government and Opposition. Party Politics 10 1 : Skip to navigation. She directed the European Commission funded investigation of the state of the art of research on Gender and Politics in Europe in and Until the programme was completed in she was a European convener of the European Science Foundation funded Research Network on Gender and the State.

In recognition of her research into gender equality she was awarded the degree of Doctoris honoris causa in Social Science by Edinburgh University in Her current research is on gender and political representation, gender and parliament, European Equality Agencies and public policy debates. Please note that as Professor Lovenduski is now retired she is no longer supervising PhD students.

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She was a member of the Research Assessment Exercise Panels in and Research I have two main strands of current research interests. The first is political representation. Legislative recruitment concerns the critical step from lower levels activists, local counsellors to a parliamentary career.

In many significant ways politicians do not resemble the overall populations from which they are drawn. Thanks to existing research, we know, for example, that politicians are more likely to be male Lawless and Fox, ; Norris and Lovenduski, , white, wealthy, highly-educated and to have held certain professional occupations than the average member of society Carnes, Her current. Ko, K. Jang, S.

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Pippa Norris Ed. However, parties are more responsive to the preference shifts among men than among women — a finding that is not affected by the share of female politicians in parliament. The findings question the implicit assumption that substantive political representation of women necessarily follows from their descriptive representation in legislatures.

From Lloyd George to Brexit: 10 of the best books. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Pippa Norris and Joni Lovenduski ask why some politicians succeed in moving into the highest offices of state.

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Lovenduski, Political Recruitment: Gender, Race, and Class in the British Parliament Cambridge, Some interviewees relate how they did not actively seek nomination but were noticed at a party conference or by a local activist and encouraged to apply. Political recruitment: gender race and class in the British Parliament Norris, P. Pre-industrial societies-authority of traditional leaders, such as kings, queens, pharaohs, emperors, and religious dignitaries, is usually grounded in religious beliefs and custom.

British kings and queens have historically traced their authority from God.