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Women academics and those from BAME backgrounds engage less with Parliament. But why?

Foxen, Sarah (2017) Women academics and those from BAME backgrounds engage less with Parliament. But why? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (24 Jul 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Despite the current UK Parliament being more diverse than ever, it remains the case that academics who engage with Parliament are somewhat less representative. Women, those based outside London, and those from BAME backgrounds are significantly less likely to give evidence to select committees, for example. Sarah Foxen describes the drive across Parliament to address this problem and improve diversity by first understanding the reasons why some people engage more than others. All academics are invited to complete an online survey about the barriers to engaging with Parliament, with findings due to be reported on the Impact Blog later this year.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 10:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83913

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