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The Gender of News and News of Gender: A Study of Sex, Politics, and Press Coverage of the 2010 British General Election (2013)
Journal Article
Ross, K., Evans, E., Harrison, L., Shears, M., & Wadia, K. (2013). The Gender of News and News of Gender: A Study of Sex, Politics, and Press Coverage of the 2010 British General Election. International Journal of Press/Politics, 18(1), 3-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940161212457814

In the months leading up to the 2010 British General Election, pundits were claiming that women would be specifically targeted by all political parties. However, this focus never materialized and it was just more business as usual but with the added... Read More about The Gender of News and News of Gender: A Study of Sex, Politics, and Press Coverage of the 2010 British General Election.

Candidate Selection in British Second Order Elections: A Comparison of Electoral System and Party Strategy Effects (2012)
Journal Article
Evans, E., & Harrison, L. (2012). Candidate Selection in British Second Order Elections: A Comparison of Electoral System and Party Strategy Effects. Journal of Legislative Studies, 18(2), 242-260. https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2012.673067

Whilst most UK political parties have now accepted the need to increase the number of women representatives, the stark reality is that women remain under-represented. The under-representation of women in UK politics is not just evident in the nationa... Read More about Candidate Selection in British Second Order Elections: A Comparison of Electoral System and Party Strategy Effects.

Women candidates and party practice in the UK: Evidence from the 2009 European elections (2010)
Journal Article
Harrison, L. (2010). Women candidates and party practice in the UK: Evidence from the 2009 European elections. Parliamentary Affairs, 63(3), 524-533. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsq008

Existing comparative research suggests that women candidates have better opportunities for electoral success when standing in (i) second-order elections and (ii) proportional representation elections - the 2009 European Elections provide an example o... Read More about Women candidates and party practice in the UK: Evidence from the 2009 European elections.

Political studies in the UK: A twenty-first century health check (2009)
Journal Article
Harrison, L., & Sáez, L. (2009). Political studies in the UK: A twenty-first century health check. European Political Science, 8(3), 345-355. https://doi.org/10.1057/eps.2009.18

This article consists of a short summary of the notable historical shifts that have accompanied the emergence of political science as an academic discipline in the UK. We provide an assessment of the state of the discipline today, focussing upon curr... Read More about Political studies in the UK: A twenty-first century health check.

Gendered (non)participants?  What constructions of citizenship tell us about democratic governance in the twenty-first century (2007)
Journal Article
Harrison, L., & Munn, J. (2007). Gendered (non)participants?  What constructions of citizenship tell us about democratic governance in the twenty-first century. Parliamentary Affairs, 60(3), 426-436. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsm016

A review of political regimes at the end of the twentieth century is undoubtedly marked by many notable and substantive changes, in which the model of 'liberal democracy' became the norm. Yet, what also emerged was an evident gap between the eligibil... Read More about Gendered (non)participants?  What constructions of citizenship tell us about democratic governance in the twenty-first century.

Childhood, Politics and Ambiguity: Towards an Agenda for Children's Political Inclusion (2004)
Journal Article
Wyness, M., Harrison, L., & Buchanan, I. (2004). Childhood, Politics and Ambiguity: Towards an Agenda for Children's Political Inclusion. Sociology, 38(1), 81-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038504039362

This article examines the relationship between children, young people and the world of politics. Whilst the past decade or so has seen the development of initiatives that draw children within the political sphere, there are powerful political and soc... Read More about Childhood, Politics and Ambiguity: Towards an Agenda for Children's Political Inclusion.


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