Experiencing gender in UK political science: The results of a practitioner survey

Nicholas Allen, Heather Savigny

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Does gender matter in the way in which we ‘perform’ academia? Drawing on the results of a practitioner survey, we argue that gender does matter, culturally and structurally, and can be institutionalised so that women are disadvantaged. This is not to deny women’s agency or the advances that they have made. Rather, we highlight the inequality of the playing field in which the academic endeavour is conducted. Uniquely, we ask UK political scientists about their perceptions of the impact of gender in their working lives and explore their views on recommendations for change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)997-1015
Number of pages19
JournalBritish Journal of Politics and International Relations
Issue number4
Early online date18 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

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