Posts by Kirstein Rummery

Kirstein Rummery reflects on the night of 18 September and where were the women? Come to that, where was the consideration of gender at all? This article is taken from the latest issue of Discover Society. The 18th September 2014 was possibly one of the most exciting days to be a social policy... Read more
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Over 1.7m Scots were energised enough about the future of their country to campaign, research and turn out to vote for radical change on the 18th September.  And according one of the first post-result polls, 25% of No voters voted that way because they believed that Scotland would receive... Read more
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So on September 18th Scotland decided – decisively – not to become an independent country. Over 80% of voters turned out, and 55% of them voted No. The final weeks of campaigning, discussing, researching resulted in a victory for the democratic process, in the highest turnout since 1959. People are... Read more
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So, Better Together have sent in the 3 Amigos: Messrs Cameron, Clegg and Miliband have been sent north of Hadrian’s Wall to save the Union (and their jobs), by winning over the hearts and minds of the undecideds. They have been backed up by speeches from Gordon Brown promising something that... Read more
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In light of controversial referendum adverts, Kirstein Rummery discusses the role of women voters in the referendum campaign. The Better Together campaign launched its advert targeted at undecided women voters, and unleashed a storm of protest from the media and on Facebook and Twitter (#... Read more
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In this state of the debate blog, Kirstein Rummery discusses the prospects of the NHS and the welfare state in an independent Scotland. Following recent spats between the SNP and the Coalition over the future of the NHS and the welfare state in Scotland, Labour has further politicised the debate by... Read more
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Stirling's Professor Kirstein Rummery explores proposals on how equality might play a role in the constitution of an independent Scotland. I attended a consultation hosted by the Scottish Government as a member of the Scottish Women’s Budget Group along with other organisations from the Third... Read more
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There’s been a marked shift in the issues covered, and the tone of the debate in the past couple of months. Initially issues like equity, equality, fairness were presented as fairly marginal by both sides, with a focus firmly on the ‘hard’ issues of economics, EU membership, currency and so on... Read more
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I have spoken about gender equality, care policy and its relevance to the referendum on Scottish independence in a series of recent events aimed at non-academic audiences: a lecture for international women’s day, a debate for the 5 Million Questions series at the University of Dundee and an... Read more
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by Professor Kirstein Rummery and Craig McAngus of the Fairer Caring Nations, University of Stirling Would the vision of an independent Scotland as described in the White Paper ‘Scotland’s Future’ be a fairer nation? The White Paper sets out some interesting commitments but leaves some important... Read more
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