Gender, Conservatism and Political Representation

Karen Celis (Editor), Sarah Childs (Editor)

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Can Conservatives represent women? Descriptively of course, they do. Conservative parties and organisations are increasingly feminised; conservative women sit in many of the world's parliaments; a few women have led conservative parties; and there are, and have been, Conservative Prime Ministers. But whether these women actually stand for women, act for women and re-gender representation is likely to invite greater contestation. Contributors to this edited collection address head-on the puzzle of conservative women who engage in gendered political representation but do so within a conservative setting. Individual chapters examine women's participation as conservative movement and party members, supporters, candidates, leaders, legislators and ministers – in countries ranging from Europe, the US, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Turkey and Morocco. Assessment is made of the nature of their representational contribution, and the relationship they have with conservative women's views in society.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers / ECPR Press
Number of pages330
ISBN (Print)9781907301711, 9781785522284
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

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