Professor Sarah Childs

  1. Book › Research
  2. Published

    Feminist Democratic Representation

    Celis, K. & Childs, S., 16 Oct 2020, Oxford University Press. 256 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  3. Published

    New labour's women MPs: Women representing women

    Childs, S., 27 May 2004, 1st ed. Routledge. 272 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  4. Published

    Women and British Party Politics: Descriptive, substantive and symbolic representation

    Childs, S., 1 Apr 2008, 1st ed. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 203 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  5. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  6. Published

    "Quicker than a consultation at the hairdressers": Abortion and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008

    Childs, S., Evans, E. & Webb, P., 2013, In: New Genetics and Society. 32, 2, p. 119-134 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Published

    A missed opportunity: Women and the 2010 UK general election

    Childs, S., 10 Sep 2010, In: IDS Bulletin. 41, 5, p. 109-115 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Analysing women's substantive representation: From critical mass to critical actors

    Childs, S. & Krook, M. L., 2009, In: Government and Opposition. 44, 2, p. 125-145 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Concepts of representation and the passage of the sex discrimination (Election candidates) bill

    Childs, S., 2002, In: Journal of Legislative Studies. 8, 3, p. 90-108 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Published

    Conservatism, feminisation and the representation of women in UK politics

    Campbell, R. & Childs, S., 15 May 2015, In: British Politics. 10, p. 148-168 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Constituting and Substantively Representing Women: Applying New Approaches to a UK Case Study

    Childs, S., Webb, P. & Marthaler, S., Jun 2010, In: Politics and Gender. 6, 2, p. 199-223 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Constituting women's interests through representative claims

    Celis, K., Childs, S., Kantola, J. & Krook, M. L., Jun 2014, In: Politics and Gender. 10, 2, p. 149-174 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. Published

    Critical mass theory and women's political representation

    Childs, S. & Krook, M. L., 1 Oct 2008, In: Political Studies. 56, 3, p. 725-736 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Do women need women representatives?

    Campbell, R., Childs, S. & Lovenduski, J., Jan 2010, In: British Journal of Political Science. 40, 1, p. 171-194 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. Published

    Feminizing political parties: Women’s party member organizations within European parliamentary parties

    Childs, S. L. & Kittilson, M. C., 1 Sep 2016, In: Party Politics. 22, 5, p. 598-608 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Gender and politics: The state of the art

    Childs, S. & Krook, M. L., 1 Feb 2006, In: Politics. 26, 1, p. 18-28 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Gender politics and conservatism: The view from the british conservative party grassroots

    Webb, P. & Childs, S., 2012, In: Government and Opposition. 47, 1, p. 21-48 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  18. Published

    Gender, politics and political science: A reply to Michael Moran

    Childs, S. & Krook, M. L., 1 Sep 2006, In: Politics. 26, 3, p. 203-205 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. Published

    Good Representatives and Good Representation

    Celis, K. & Childs, S., Apr 2018, In: PS - Political Science and Politics. 51, 2, p. 314-317 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  20. Published

    IN THE ABSENCE OF ELECTORAL SEX QUOTAS: REGULATING POLITICAL PARTIES FOR WOMEN'S REPRESENTATION

    Childs, S., 2013, In: Representation. 49, 4, p. 401-423 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Increasing Women's Descriptive Representation in National Parliaments: the involvement and impact of gender and politics scholars

    Childs, S. & Dahlerup, D., Jul 2018, In: european journal of politics and gender . 1, 1-2, p. 185-204 20 p., 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Negotiating gendered institutions: Women's parliamentary friendships

    Childs, S., Jun 2013, In: Politics and Gender. 9, 2, p. 127-151 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  23. Published

    Out of the Hands of the Parties: Women's Legislative Recruitment at Westminster

    Childs, S. & Evans, E., 5 Nov 2012, In: Political Quarterly. 83, 4, p. 742-748 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Parents in parliament: 'where's mum?'

    Campbell, R. & Childs, S., Oct 2014, In: Political Quarterly. 85, 4, p. 487-492 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Patience Ladies: Gender-Sensitive Parliamentary Responses in a Time of Crisis

    palmieri, S. & Childs, S., 2020, In: European Journal of Law Reform. 4, p. 467-485 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Re-gendering the UK House of Commons: The Academic Critical Actor and Her ‘Feminist in Residence’

    Childs, S. & Challender, C., 1 Nov 2019, In: Political Studies Review. 17, 4, p. 428-435 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  27. Published

    Rethinking women's substantive representation

    Celis, K., Childs, S., Kantola, J. & Krook, M. L., 2008, In: Representation. 44, 2, p. 99-110 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  28. Published

    Should Feminists Give Up on Critical Mass? A Contingent Yes

    Childs, S. & Krook, M. L., Dec 2006, In: Politics and Gender. 2, 4, p. 522-530 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  29. Published

    Specialised parliamentary bodies and the quality of women's substantive representation: A comparative analysis of Belgium, United Kingdom and New Zealand

    Celis, K., Childs, S. & Curtin, J., Oct 2016, In: Parliamentary Affairs. 69, 4, p. 812-829 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  30. Published

    'Stand by your man': Women's political recruitment at the 2010 UK general election

    Ashe, J., Campbell, R., Childs, S. & Evans, E., 9 Dec 2010, In: British Politics. 5, p. 455-480 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  31. Published

    The complicated relationship between sex, gender and the substantive representation of women

    Childs, S., 1 Feb 2006, In: European Journal of Women's Studies. 13, 1, p. 7-21 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  32. Published

    The feminisation of the conservative parliamentary party: Party members' attitudes

    Childs, S., Webb, P. & Marthaler, S., 15 Apr 2009, In: Political Quarterly. 80, 2, p. 204-213 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  33. Published

    The Grit in the Oyster? Women’s Parliamentary Organizations and the Substantive Representation of Women

    Allen, P. & Childs, S., 1 Aug 2019, In: Political Studies. 67, 3, p. 618-638 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  34. Published

    The Impact Imperative: Here Come the Women

    Campbell, R. & Childs, S., 1 May 2013, In: Political Studies Review. 11, 2, p. 182-189 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  35. Published

    The Politics of Local Presence: Is there a Case for Descriptive Representation?

    Childs, S. & Cowley, P., 1 Mar 2011, In: Political Studies. 59, 1, p. 1-19 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  36. Published

    The sex discrimination (election candidates) Act 2002 and its implications

    Childs, S., 2003, In: Representation. 39, 2, p. 83-92 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  37. Published

    The Substantive Representation of Women: What to Do with Conservative Claims?

    Celis, K. & Childs, S., 1 Mar 2012, In: Political Studies. 60, 1, p. 213-225 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  38. Published

    'Wags', 'Wives' and 'Mothers' ... but what about women politicians?

    Campbell, R. & Childs, S., 1 Oct 2010, In: Parliamentary Affairs. 63, 4, p. 760-777 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  39. Published

    Wets and dries resurgent? Intra-party alignments among contemporary conservative party members

    Webb, P. & Childs, S., Jul 2011, In: Parliamentary Affairs. 64, 3, p. 383-402 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  40. Editorial › Research › Peer-reviewed
  41. Published

    Introduction: The descriptive and substantive representation of women: New directions

    Celis, K. & Childs, S., Jul 2008, In: Parliamentary Affairs. 61, 3, p. 419-425 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  42. Published

    Introduction to Special Issue on Gender and Conservatism

    Celis, K. & Childs, S., Mar 2018, In: Politics and Gender. 14, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  43. Published

    Regendering party politics: An introduction

    Celis, K., Childs, S. & Kantola, J., 1 Sep 2016, In: Party Politics. 22, 5, p. 571-575 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  44. Chapter › Research
  45. Published

    ‘What the coalition did for women’: A new gender consensus, coalition division and gendered austerity

    Campbell, R. & Childs, S., 19 Mar 2015, The Coalition Effect, 2010-2015. Seldon, A. & Finn, M. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 397-429 33 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  46. Published

    A changing culture

    Rush, M. & Childs, S., 2005, The Future of Parliament: Issues for a New Century. Giddings, P. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 50-64 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  47. Published

    Labels and Mandates in the United Kingdom

    Childs, S. & Krook, M. L., 15 Mar 2012, The Impact of Gender Quotas. Franceschet, S., Krook, M. L. & Piscopo, J. M. (eds.). Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  48. Published

    Negotiating gendered institutions: Women’s parliamentary friendships at westminster

    Childs, S., 2014, Democracy in Practice: Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament. Rai, S. M. & Johnson, R. E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 60-84 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  49. Published

    The (feminised) contemporary Conservative Party

    Campbell, R. & Childs, S., 12 Dec 2017, Rethinking right-wing women: Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s to the present. Berthezène, C. & Gottlieb, J. (eds.). Manchester University Press, p. 192-214 23 p. (New Perspectives on the Right).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  50. Published

    The House turned upside down? The difference Labour's women MPs made

    Childs, S., 11 May 2006, Representing Women in Parliament: A Comparative Study. Sawer, M., Tremblay, M. & Trimble, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Routledge, p. 152-167 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  51. Published

    The substantive representation of women

    Childs, S. & Krook, M. L., 1 Apr 2008, Women and British Party Politics: Descriptive, Substantive and Symbolic Representation. 1st ed. Routledge, p. 108-139 32 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  52. Published

    The United Kingdom: The “Mother of All Parliaments”: Westminster’s Male Face

    Childs, S., Campbell, R. & Lovenduski, J., 2008, Women and Legislative Representation: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Sex Quotas. Tremblay, M. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 41-54 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  53. Published

    Women2Win and the feminisation of the UK Conservative Party

    Jenkin, B. A. & Childs, S., 12 Dec 2017, Rethinking right-wing women: Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s to the present. Berthezène, C. & Gottlieb, J. (eds.). Manchester University Press, p. 232-241 10 p. (New Perspectives on the Right).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  54. Published

    Women's political participation and voting

    Campbell, R. & Childs, S., 1 Apr 2008, Women and British Party Politics: Descriptive, Substantive and Symbolic Representation. 1st ed. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 3-22 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  55. Review article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  56. Published

    ‘To the left, to the right’: Representing conservative women’s interests

    Campbell, R. & Childs, S., 1 Jul 2015, In: Party Politics. 21, 4, p. 626-637 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  57. Published

    “Which Men?” How an Intersectional Perspective on Men and Masculinities Helps Explain Women's Political Underrepresentation

    Childs, S. & Hughes, M., Jun 2018, In: Politics and Gender. 14, 2, p. 282-287 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  58. Published

    A British gender gap? Gender and political participation

    Childs, S., 23 Nov 2004, In: Political Quarterly. 75, 4, p. 422-424 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  59. Published

    All Aboard the Pink Battle Bus? Women Voters, Women's Issues, Candidates and Party Leaders

    Campbell, R. & Childs, S., 1 Sep 2015, In: Parliamentary Affairs. 68, Suppl_1, p. 206-223 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  60. Published

    Conservatism and Women's Political Representation

    Celis, K. & Childs, S., Mar 2018, In: Politics and Gender. 14, 1, p. 5-26 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  61. Published

    Hitting the Target: Are Labour Women MPs 'Acting for' Women?

    Childs, S., 1 Jan 2002, In: Parliamentary Affairs. 55, 1, p. 143-153 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  62. Published

    The new labour women MPs in the 1997 British parliament: Issues of recruitment and representation

    Childs, S., 2000, In: Women's History Review. 9, 1, p. 55-73 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  63. Published

    The substantive representation of Women: The case of the reduction of VAT on sanitary products

    Childs, S. & Withey, J., Jan 2006, In: Parliamentary Affairs. 59, 1, p. 10-23 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  64. Published

    'This is what happens when you don't listen': All-women shortlists at the 2005 general election

    Cutts, D., Childs, S. & Fieldhouse, E., 1 Sep 2008, In: Party Politics. 14, 5, p. 575-595 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  65. Published

    Too spineless to rebel? New labour's women MPs

    Cowley, P. & Childs, S., Jul 2003, In: British Journal of Political Science. 33, 3, p. 345-365 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  66. Published

    Women representatives acting for women: Sex and the signing of early day motions in the 1997 British parliament

    Childs, S. & Witney, J., 1 Oct 2004, In: Political Studies. 52, 3, p. 552-564 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  67. Published

    Women's equality guarantees and the conservative party

    Campbell, R., Childs, S. & Lovenduski, J., 5 May 2006, In: Political Quarterly. 77, 1, p. 18-27 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review