Gender and Local Politics: Connecting the Public and the Private

Welsh, Elaine (2001) Gender and Local Politics: Connecting the Public and the Private. Doctoral thesis, Oxford Brookes University.

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This thesis is concerned with the experiences of women elected to local government office in England, and is based on qualitative and quantitative data. The qualitative data is made-up of face-to-face interviews with thirty-five female local councillors from seven local councils in England. Quantitative data took the form of a postal questionnaire which was sent to over 800 male and female councillors, 71 % of whom responded. The two main themes which this thesis explores are barriers to women's full integration into local government, and orientations to political office and to feminism.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Keywords: Local council, Female, Women, Political office, Embracing diversity
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Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 14:35
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 14:35

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