Transforming Childcare and Listening to Families

Policy in Wales and Beyond

Author: Wendy Ball

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 0708325521

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 6532

This book presents original ethnographic research into the connections between childcare, family lives and social policy in Wales.

Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the 20th Century

What Difference Did the Vote Make?

Author: Esther Breitenbach,Pat Thane

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441149007

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1767

The continuing under-representation of women in political and public life remains a matter of concern across a wide range of countries, including the UK and Ireland. Within the UK it is a topical issue as political parties currently debate strategies, often controversial, which will increase women's representation. At the same time, devolution has ushered in significant change in the level of women's representation in Scotland and Wales and improved representation for women in Northern Ireland. That such increases in women's representation in political institutions have been slow in coming is indisputable, given that full enfranchisement of women on equal terms with men was achieved in Ireland in 1921 and in the UK in 1928.

Gender and Social Justice in Wales

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 0708322697

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

View: 6179

This book assesses how policies developed by the National Assembly for Wales are affecting gender inequalities and investigates whether they are having an impact on social justice for women in Wales. In 1999 the first elections to devolved governments took place in Scotland and Wales. In Wales this resulted in 40 per cent of Assembly Members being women. In 2003 this proportion increased to 50 per cent which makes the National Assembly for Wales 'the first legislative body with equal numbers of men and women in the world' ("The Guardian", 3/5/03). This new gender balance of political representatives is a significant change in the gendering of political institutions and this, together with the creation of a new tier of government, has the potential to create new opportunities for the development of social policies which address gender and other social inequalities. Focusing on distinct policy domains, this book explores gender politics in a devolved Wales. Each chapter investigates a particular aspect of social policy, exploring the way it has developed since devolution and the extent to which considerations of gender and social justice for women are central to this development. The empirical chapters which form the core of the book are situated theoretically and politically by the first chapter which discusses how gender and social justice can be theorised and explores devolution and its relation to gender politics in Wales.

Introducing Gender and Women's Studies

Author: Victoria Robinson,Diane Richardson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137310707

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 565

The fourth edition of this classic, comprehensive and best-selling text on gender and women's studies marks over twenty years of engaging with the key issues and developments in gender and feminist theory. With fully revised chapters written by specialists across a range of core topics, including sexuality, work, the media, race, education, family, bodies, masculinity, methodologies, social movements and politics, this accessible but academically rigorous collection breaks down contemporary debates with helpful examples and questions, whilst also underlining the complexities and contradictions of this area of study. In particular, this new edition: • continues to reflect the shift from 'women's studies' to 'gender studies', incorporating masculinity studies throughout; • features new chapters on violence and the environment, reflecting continuing and more recent feminist concerns; • includes expanded discussion of intersectionality, international and transnational issues. Coinciding with an upsurge in new forms of feminist politics, this timely publication confirms the continuing relevance of gender and women's studies. It remains an indispensable resource for students, academics and anyone interested in this lively field.

Placing the Nation

Aberystwyth and the Reproduction of Welsh Nationalism

Author: Rhys Jones,Carwyn Fowler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780708321379

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 2003

Rather than viewing nationalism as something that exists purely on a national scale, Placing the Nation examines how the importance of people embedded within particular places contributes to nationalism’s cultural reproduction. Articulating this theme by examining the contributions of Aberystwyth citizens to the reproduction of Welsh nationalism since the 1960s, this volume demonstrates how national discourses and practices are generated within specific locales and then communicated to the broader membership of the nation. This wide-ranging and rich account reenergizes both our geographical and social constructions of nationalism’s changing conceptions.

Women, Politics and Constitutional Change

The First Years of the National Assembly for Wales

Author: Paul Chaney,Fiona Mackay,Laura McAllister

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 253

View: 3086

Female activists around the globe have long used the political opportunities afforded by constitutional reform to further gender equality and women’s participation in politics. This timely and accessible volume addresses the way in which changes introduced by devolved governance in Wales have transformed the role of women in contemporary Welsh politics and presented a new phase in the history of Welsh women’s activism. Based on original interviews with participants as well as a range of secondary sources, Women, Politics, and Constitutional Change examines the innovations, background, and effects that have led the new Welsh legislature to the second-highest proportion of women representatives in all of Europe, and the pro-devolution rhetoric of “inclusiveness” that opened the way.

Politics and the Environment

Risk and the Role of Government and Industry

Author: Michael Howes,Griffith University,Australia,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134034253

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2497

'An evenhanded, realistic and thoughtful approach to identifying environmental problems and management goals' Stephen Zavestoski, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, University of San Francisco '...a theoretically advanced yet accessible treatment of environmental governance, drawing on an impressive range of material to investigate the roles of states and industries in addressing environmental problems.' Harriet Bulkeley, Department of Geography, University of Durham 'Written in the vein of critical optimism, this book is pitched at the right level to inspire people trying to make pragmatic changes to their governmental and industrial systems: trying to make a difference where it counts.' Timothy Doyle, Associate Professor in Geographical and Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide What is the future for our environment? We face serious risks of major industrial accidents and global environmental degradation, yet new technological developments promise a standard of living unimaginable only a few generations ago. Michael Howes outlines the ways in which governments have responded to environmental risk over the past four decades. He examines the key environmental issues and the claims of envirosceptics, offering a new strategy for making major administrative decisions in the face of uncertainty. He explains how governments have developed environmental policy, and the ongoing tensions between science, industry, the state, social movements, and electoral politics. In a clear, straightforward manner, he shows how to use the work of theorists Ulrich Beck, Michel Foucault and John Dryzek to analyse environmental policy. He also develops a new method of measuring the effectiveness of environmental governance in developed countries. Howes draws on a wide array of sources from business, government, environment groups, academic research, and NGOs to illustrate his arguments, with comparisons between the environmental policies of the UK, the USA and Australia.

The Popular Encyclopedia

Being a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, Biography, History, and Political Economy, Reprinted from the American Edition of the 'Conversations Lexicon' ... with Dissertations on the Rise and Progress of Literature

Author: Sir Daniel Keyte Sandford,Thomas Thomson,Allan Cunningham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 3527

The Friend

A Religious and Literary Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Society of Friends

Page: N.A

View: 9299

The Athenæum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 3533

British Political Leaders

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Keith Laybourn

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576070433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 363

View: 3078

Alphabetically arranged entries profile 198 people who filled the top four offices of the British state and the post of secretary of state for the colonies between 1730 and the present.

Half a Century of British Politics

Author: Lynton J. Robins,Bill Jones

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719048401

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 4259

This volume brings together leading authorities in political science to assess 50 years of British political life from 1947. Retreat from empire to Europe, with all the adjustments which this entailed, is explored along with the changing nature of politics at home. The withdrawal of the welfare state, the persistence of poverty, along with the changing role of the state in society, are examined in terms of changing ideas and definitions. Political leadership, the changing party system, developments in the political culture, the growth in pressure group activity and the rise of the mass media are dissected to reveal critical events, trends and processes. The growing crisis in the territorial dimension of the United, or Disunited, Kingdom is discussed. Finally the impact of the information technology revolution on the scope and operation of government is assessed along with the constant urge to reform government in search of a better way.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 3902

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Language and Governance

Author: Colin H. Williams

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9780708321126

Category: Political Science

Page: 534

View: 8143

This fascinating book examines the relationship between language and governance in Europe and Canada, dealing with theoretical debates, constitutional changes, political trends and language initiatives. The contributors are international specialists, key decision makers and heads of civil servant departments charged with the implementation of language policy in Canada and also various countries such as Wales and Ireland. The volume combines a fascinating amalgam of academic scrutiny and first hand knowledge of the intricacies of promoting official and lesser used languages in Canada and parts of the EU. The volume is divided into four parts: Languages in Social and Political Context; Comparing Legislative and Institutional Frameworks; Assessing Policies and Programmes; and Devolution, Federalism and the Empowerment of Linguistic Communities.

New South Wales Politics, 1901-1917

An Electoral and Political Chronicle

Author: Joan Rydon,R. N. Spann,Helen Nelson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Elections

Page: 195

View: 8269

The Indian Parliament and Democratic Transformation

Author: Ajay K. Mehra

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351259830

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 864

This book traces the trajectory of the Indian Parliament from its formation to present day. The essays presented here explore parliamentary democracy through the formative years and highlight the Parliament’s function as a representative and accountable institution, its procedures and responsibility, its connection with the other arms of the state, its relationship with grassroots democracy and the press, and its critical role in framing foreign policy and national security. The volume frames major debates surrounding the Parliament through historical, conceptual and contemporary political perspectives. It also looks at how politics in practice is being continuously changed and challenged by new social media and further views the transformation of India’s apex legislative institution in terms of democratizing processes, constitutional values and changing mores. The book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of Indian politics, history, comparative politics, political science and modern India.