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New FIIN Book

The new agenda setting collection from FIIN Gender, Politics, and Institutions: Towards a Feminist Institutionalism has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. Co-edited by Mona Lena Krook (Washington University in St Louis) and Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh), this groundbreaking collection synthesises new institutionalism and gendered analysis in a new approach: feminist institutionalism, in order to answer crucial questions about power inequalities, mechanisms of continuity, and the gendered limits of change.

FIIN Panel at PSA London 2011

A FIIN Panel on 'The Inner Life of Institutions: Gender, Rules and Informal Practices' was held at the 2011 UK PSA Annual Conference in London. The session aimed to contribute to debates about the importance of examining everyday rules-in-use and practices within political institutions in order to understand the dynamics of institutional creation, continuity and change.

Workshop on the Core Executive and Gender

The Gender Research Network and Comparative Public Policy research cluster at the University of Manchester and the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN) will host a one-day workshop on Friday 28 January 2011 to strengthen and deepen understanding of the gendered disposition of the core executive in the UK and comparatively.

FIIN Co-Director wins APSA Book Prize

Congratulations to FIIN Co-Director Mona Lena Krook (Washington University in St Louis) who has been awarded the 2010 Victoria Schuck Award by the American Political Science Association for her book Quotas for Women in Politics: Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide (Oxford University Press). The Victoria Schuck Award is given annually for the best book published on women and politics.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Feminism and Institutions Workshop at CPSA 2011

A workshop on 'Feminism and Institutions: Theory and Practice' will be held as part of the 83rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, May 16-18, 2011 at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The workshop is organized by FIIN member Cheryl Collier (University of Windsor). Interested individuals are invited to submit their proposals by 3 November 2010.

Post APSA Workshop: Gender and Federalism

FINSA (Feminist International Network on State Architecture) is holding a workshop on 'Gender and Federalism: New Ideas and Comparative Approaches' immediately following the Annual Meeting of APSA in Washington DC. The one-day workshop, involving leading gender and federalism scholars, takes place on Sunday September 5. It will examine new approaches to the comparative politics of gender and federalism. It is organised by FINSA co-directors Louise Chappell (UNSW) and JIll Vickers(Carleton).

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