Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the 20th Century : What Difference Did the Vote Make? Hardback
Edited by Pat Thane, Esther Breitenbach
The continuing under-representation of women in political and public life remains a matter of concern across a wide range of countries, including the UK and Ireland.
Within the UK it is a topical issue as political parties currently debate strategies, often controversial, which will increase women's representation.
At the same time, devolution has ushered in significant change in the level of women's representation in Scotland and Wales and improved representation for women in Northern Ireland.
That such increases in women's representation in political institutions have been slow in coming is indisputable, given that full enfranchisement of women on equal terms with men was achieved in Ireland in 1921 and in the UK in 1928.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 258 pages, 1, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 06/05/2010
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780826437495