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Older women in local parties: marginalised or empowered?

Randall, Vicky (2016) Older women in local parties: marginalised or empowered? Democratic Audit UK (13 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The subject of older women in politics has rarely been investigated and very little is thus known about their motivation to be active in party membership. Vicky Randall’s interview-based study in seven English parliamentary constituencies sheds some light on the matter. Randall finds a mixed picture, showing that older women give a substantial contribution to the party, not least through fundraising activities, while facing a number of obstacles in making their voice heard. At the same time, however, political life benefits senior women by allowing them to claim an active role in society.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 13:08
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 00:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80578

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