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Gender and Politics

Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party

From Iron Lady to Kitten Heels

Authors: Childs, S., Webb, P.

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About this book

As leader of the Conservative party, David Cameron inherited a multi-faceted gender problem: only 17 women MPs; an unhappy women's organization; electorally uncompetitive policies 'for women'; and a party which was seemingly unattractive to women voters. This book is an account of the feminization of the party since 2005.

About the authors

SARAH CHILDS is Professor of Politics and Gender at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, UK. She has published widely on sex, gender and political representation. Her books include New Labour's Women MPs (2004), Women and British Party Politics (2008) and with Mona Lena Krook, Women, Gender and Politics: A Reader (2010).

PAUL WEBB is Professor of Politics at the Department of Politics and Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex, UK and has held a number of previous and visiting positions in Britain and abroad, most recently at the Australian National University. He is author or editor of numerous publications, including The Modern British Party System (2000), Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Societies (2002) and The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies (2005). He is currently co-editor of the journal Party Politics.

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"Their analysis of the descriptive and substantive representation of women within the Conservative Party is comprehensive, detailed and clearly argued. By situating their analysis within the context of overall party strategy they make a significant and distinctive contribution to the emerging literature on Cameron and the Conservatives." - Timothy Heppell, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 18:3-4, 534-535


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Childs, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Conservatism, Representation and Feminization

    Childs, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Women Members and the Party’s Women’s Organizations

    Childs, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 39-61

  • Conservative Legislative Recruitment

    Childs, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 62-84

  • Reforming Parliamentary Selection: Party Change, Parliamentarian and Party Member Attitudes

    Childs, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 85-110

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $116.00
price for USA
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Softcover $110.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party
Book Subtitle
From Iron Lady to Kitten Heels
Authors
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35422-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230354227
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27900-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32674-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 299
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