politics of women"s representation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

John Henry Whyte Memorial Lecture presented at University College Dublin, 22 November 2001
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StatementYvonne Galligan.
SeriesIBIS working paper -- No.16, Working papers in British-Irish Studies -- no.16.
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First, the political representation of women requires democratic participation and a justification of ‘women’ as a by: Increasing the political representation of women in Northern Ireland is part of fostering political pluralism. First, the political representation of women requires democratic participation and a.

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Political representation. Northern Ireland currently has the following political representation: the Northern Ireland Assembly has 90 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) (currently 40 unionists, 40 nationalists, 10 others [constitutionally neutral]), which had its powers restored on 8 May ; 18 seats in the United Kingdom House of Commons (currently 8 unionist MPs, 9 nationalist MPs.

Northern Ireland has higher female political participation, at 30 per cent of the Assembly membership, though at local government level this falls back to 25 per cent.

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In her view, the legislation "was made by men for women and any future changes need to be made in consultation with the women of Northern Ireland". But we don't have enough women in political.

In the context of International Women’s Day and following the election to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 2 March, we have updated a previous article on the representation of women in public life.

Following the February election to Dáil Éireann, the Northern Ireland Assembly had the lowest representation of women of any legislature. Northern Ireland is not alone among political systems in this regard, and over the last decade and more there have been many initiatives addressing the issue of women’s political under-representation.

International bodies, for example, have drawn up charters, recommendations and guidelines on bringing more women into political life.

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Shattering Silence: Women, ˝ationalism, and Political Subjectivity in ˝orthern Ireland, Begoña Aretxaga () developed an ethnographic account of violence and political conflict in Northern Ireland. Through a post-structuralist lens, Aretxaga creates a space for the voices of predominantly Catholic Nationalist women as.

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Building on the success of the previous three editions, this text continues to provide an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics in the Republic of Ireland. Written by some of the foremost experts on Irish politics, it explains, analyzes and interprets the background to Irish government and.

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At a global level, Ireland ranks 89th for female political representation, boasting a poorer percentage of women in government than Uzbekistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and more than 80 others.

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Notes: 1. “Abortion in Ireland: Public Opinion.” 2. If placed in international legislatures, the Northern Ireland Assembly would rank 70th out of countries in the world.

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The Committee concluded that the under representation of women in politics in Northern Ireland is a serious issue which must be addressed as a matter of urgency. Get this from a library. Women divided: gender, religion, and politics in Northern Ireland.

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The number of women candidates increased by % (from 38 in to 76), while the number of women Northern Ireland assembly members increased by 50%. Esther Breitenbach and Pat Thane’s edited collection, Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the Twentieth Century is a timely and very useful addition to the historiography.

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