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Women in politics
This chapter draws attention to gender and representative politics in Ireland. It begins by taking a detailed look at the pattern of women’s representation in social and political decision-making. This is followed by an exploration of the causes of women’s absence from public life and a discussion of the parliamentary representation of women’s interests. The significant progress in relation to women’s lives and women’s political representation in Ireland since the 1990s is highlighted. Yet continuing gendered biases remain, stymieing women’s advancement in public life while simultaneously privileging the male status quo. Furthermore, the need for a more inclusive and diverse politics is made. The chapter concludes with a general assessment of current patterns and future challenges.
Gender , Representative politics in Ireland , Women’s absence from public life , Ireland
Galligan, Y. and Buckley, F. (2023) 'Women in politics', in Coakley, J., Gallagher, M., O'Malley, E., and Reidy, T. (eds.) Politics in the Republic of Ireland. Abingdon: Routledge, 27pp. doi: 10.4324/9781003328476-11
© 2023, the Authors. All rights reserved. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Politics in the Republic of Ireland on 31 August 2023, available online: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003328476-11