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FIIN Short Course at APSA 2010, Washington DC

Course Full: The Gender and Institutions Short Course which precedes the Annual Meeting of APSA in Washington DC on September 1, 2010 is now full. The goal of the half-day workshop is to explore ways to research gendered institutions. It focuses on two influential approaches: the Research Network on Gender and and the State (RNGS) analytical framework, and Feminist Institutionalism (FIIN). Presenters include: Amy G. Mazur and Dorothy McBride (RNGS), and Georgina Waylen, Louise Chappell, Meryl Kenny, Fiona Mackay and Mona Lena Krook (FIIN).

Call for Papers for Second European Conference on Politics and Gender

The Second European Conference on Politics and Gender will be held in Budapest, 11-13 January 2011. The ECPG conference is organised by the ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics. It is a broad-based network on issues relating to the study of gender and sexuality in politics and world politics.


Sydney Workshop March 23-25 2010

FIIN met in Sydney for a workshop entitled Rethinking the dynamics of political institutions: integrating gender and neo-institutionalist perspectives (March 23-25, 2010). The workshop brought together political and social scientists from North America, UK, Europe and Australia to discuss the prospects for synthesising feminist political science and institutionalist approaches in order to understand the 'big questions' of institutional creation, continuity and change.

FIIN member wins top PhD prize

Congratulations to FIIN co-ordinator Meryl Kenny (Edinburgh) who has been awarded  a prestigious PhD prize by the UK Political Studies Association for her doctoral thesis, Gendering Institutions: The Political Recruitment of Women in Post-Devolution Scotland. 

Critical Perspectives

An agenda setting collection of essays, Critical Perspectives on Feminist Institutionalism, has been published in 2009 in the APSA journal Politics & Gender. The collection explores the limits and possibilities of the dominant institutionalist approaches.

FIIN International Workshop 2010

Louise Chappell, Fiona Mackay and Georgina Waylen have secured funding towards a planned international workshop to be held in Sydney in March 2010. The workshop, entitled Rethinking the dynamics of political institutions: integrating gender and neo-institutionalist perspectives, is supported by the British Academy - Academy of Social Sciences in Australia Joint Project Fund, the University of Sydney International Program Development Fund, the University of Edinburgh Strategic Research Fund and the University of Sheffield. Further details will be posted shortly.

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