Seminar 7 – Sex, Gender and Politics and Power in the UK, Jan 2017

Date and time

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 09:00-17:00


IPU Room, House of Commons

Time Session
09:00-09:15 Registration
09:15-10:45 Voice panel: Conceptualizing, Measuring, and Representing Women’s Interests in the UK – Chair: Sarah Childs (Bristol):

  • Elizabeth Evans (Goldsmiths): Engaging Feminist Activists and Representing the Women’s Movement
  • Peter Allen and Dave Cutts (QMUL & Birmingham): Exploring Patterns of Blame Assignment for Women’s Under-Representation in Political Institutions
  • Roberta Guerrina  (Surrey): Gendered Citizens: women’s political engagement in the 2016 EU Referendum
  • Jess Smith and Rosie Campbell (BBK): Brexit, Gender and Public Opinion
10:45-11:15  Tea break
11.15-12:45 Access panel: Re-thinking and Reforming Political Recruitment in the UK – Chair: Peter Allen:

  • Jeanette Ashe, Rosie Campbell, Sarah Childs and Joni Lovenduski (Douglas College, BBK, Univ of Bristol): Quota Contagion and Resistance in the Commons: understanding the institution of political recruitment
  • Laura McAllister, Diana Stirbu and Jac Larner (Cardiff, QM): The position of women in Wales’s new democracy: breakthroughs and baby steps
  • Meryl Kenny & Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh): High Time or High Tide? Dynamics of Women’s Political Representation in Scotland
  • Fiona Buckley & Yvonne Galligan (UCC and Queens, University Belfast): Gender quotas: a catalyst for change in Irish politics?
 12:45-13:30  Lunch
 13:13-15:00  Good Parliaments Roundtable: Best practice, & Institutional Change – Chair: Emily Davies:

  • Johanna Kantola (Uiversity of Helsinki)
  • Lenita Freidenvall (University of Stockholm)
  • Petra Meier (University of Antwerp)
  • Kareen Jabre (Inter-Parliamentary Union)
 15:00-15:30  Tea break
 15:30-17:00  Accountablility Roundtable: Re-thinking Feminist Policy Actors and Interventions – Chair: Jessica Smith:

  • Joni Lovenduski (BBK)
  • Clare Annesley (Sussex)
  • Francesca Gains (Manchester)
  • Paul Chaney (Cardiff)