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Virtual Issue: Women's Representation

Introduction: To celebrate International Women's Day, the editors of Parliamentary Affairs have drawn together recent publications examining the representation of women in parliamentary democracies around the world. All papers are free to access until the end of June 2015; please click on the links to download.

Women's Representation around the World: The Importance of Women's Participation in the Workforce
Daniel Stockemer and Maeve Byrne
Parliamentary Affairs (2012) 65 (4): 802-821.

Strengthening Women's Roles in Parliaments
Susan Markham
Parliamentary Affairs (2012) 65 (3): 688-698.

'Cameron's Problem with Women’: The Reporting and the Reality of Gender-Based Trends in Attitudes to the Conservatives, 2010–2011
Roger Mortimore, Gideon Skinner, and Tomasz Mludzinski
Parliamentary Affairs (2013)

When Is Contagion Not Very Contagious? Dynamics of Women's Political Representation in Scotland
Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay
Parliamentary Affairs (2013)

Are Female Legislators Different? Exploring Sex Differences in German MPs' Outside Interests
Benny Geys and Karsten Mause
Parliamentary Affairs (2012)

Gendered Candidate Selection and the Representation of Women in Northern Ireland
Neil Matthews
Parliamentary Affairs (2012)

Gender, European Integration and Candidate Recruitment: The European Parliament Elections in the New EU Member States
Cristina Chiva
Parliamentary Affairs (2012)

Towards Parity Democracy? Gender in the 2012 French Legislative Elections
Rainbow Murray
Parliamentary Affairs (2013) 66 (1): 197-212.

Attitudes Towards Women in Politics: Gender, Generation and Party Identification in Ireland
Yvonne Galligan and Kathleen Knight
Parliamentary Affairs (2011) 64 (4): 585-611.

Can Cameron Capture Women's Votes? The Gendered Impediments to a Conservative Majority in 2015
Claire Annesley and Francesca Gains
Parliamentary Affairs (2014) 67 (4): 767-782.