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News for 2014

Presenting Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives

Rowman & Littlefield International have launched a new series – Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives – which seeks to publish cutting-edge work on gender and political institutions.

Call for Papers

IPSA RC 19 (Gender, Politics and Policy), in conjunction with FIIN  are seeking to sponsor a panel on 'Feminist Institutionalism and Gender Equality Policy' at the Second International Conference on Public Policy, to be held at the Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, in Milan, 1st-3rd July, 2015.  We welcome papers from around the globe that explore how feminist engagement with institutionalism (and its varieties, including feminist institutionalism) facilitate new theoretical and empirical understandings of how policy processes and outcomes are gendered in their practices

Meryl Kenny - new FIIN co-director!

We are delighted to announce that Dr Meryl Kenny has agreed to be become FIIN's newest co-director. Meryl has been involved with FIIN from its inception in 2006 and was the network's inaugural Network Co-ordinator. Meryl has recently returned to the UK, from a research position at UNSW, to take up a Lectureship in the Politics Department at the University of Leciester. 

Read IPSR Editor's Choice: Gender and Political Institutions

The journal  International Political Science Review has published an Editor's Choice issue on Gender and Political Institutions   which is now available on Open Access [ click here] .  This brings together in one collection significant contributions on gendering political institutions.

New gender and parliamentary institutions network

In 2013 the Gender-Focused Parliamentary Institutions Research Network (GenParlNet) was established in Barcelona by Joan Grace and Marian Sawer to link researchers working in this field. It aims to help in developing a consistent approach to analysis and comparison of such bodies, which range  from standing committees and commissions to all-party parliamentary groups and women's caucuses. GenParlNet has organised two panels for the IPSA Congress in Montréal in July 2014 and will be organising panels for the ECPG Conference in Uppsala.