This book explores the gendered dynamics of institutional innovation, continuity and change in candidate selection and recruitment. Drawing on the insights of feminist institutionalism, it extends the 'supply and demand model' of political recruitment via a micro-level case study of the candidate selection process in post-devolution Scotland.
About the Author
Meryl Kenny is Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her research on feminist institutionalism and women and politics has appeared in journals such as Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Politics & Gender, International Political Science Review, Politics, and several edited volumes.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations and Acronyms 1. Introduction 2. Gender, Institutions and Political Recruitment 3. A Feminist Institutionalist Approach 4. Political Recruitment in Post-Devolution Scotland 5. Breaking With the Past? The Case of the Labour Party 6. The Story of a Selection 7. Applying a Feminist Institutionalist Lens 8. Rethinking Political Recruitment References Notes