The politics of women's representation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

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Title: The politics of women's representation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
Authors: Galligan, Yvonne
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Date: 2002
Abstract: This paper considers the subject of women’s political presence in the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Dáil from three perspectives—numerical presence, women representing women and gendered political institutions. It points to the relative underrepresentation of women in parliament in Ireland across time and in comparison with other parliaments today. It then asks whether women “act for” women when holding legislative office, and concludes with a qualified “yes”. Finally, it suggests that legislative assemblies, north and south, are more likely to favour masculine norms, values and practices, making it more difficult for women to challenge the culture of parliamentary life.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Copyright (published version): The author, 2002
Keywords: WomenRepresentationIrelandPolitics
Subject LCSH: Women--Political activity--Northern Ireland
Women--Political activity--Ireland
Women politicians--Northern Ireland
Women politicians--Ireland
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers

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