How does feminism shake up political science, the study of politics and electoral politics?
What difference do feminist political scientists and politicians make to political institutions, policy processes and outcomes?
The scholarship and activism of pioneering political scientist Joni Lovenduski helped establish these questions on the political science agenda.
This new book, edited by Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs, addresses key themes in Lovenduski's work. Chapters cover gender and parties; elected institutions and the state; quotas and recruitment; public opinion, and women's interests. Vignettes by prominent politicians including Dame Anne Begg MP, Baroness Gould, Deborah Mattinson, and the Rt Hon Theresa May, bring the academic analysis to life.
Deeds and Words reveals the impact of feminist interventions on politics in the round. Its groundbreaking assessment of feminist scholarship and politics offers an appraisal of, and fitting tribute to, Lovenduski's contribution to gender studies and feminist politics.