Meryl Kenny

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Dr
Meryl
Kenny
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Lecturer in Gender and Politics
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University of Edinburgh
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Meryl Kenny is Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh. She joined the subject area of Politics and International Relations in August 2015, having held previous positions at the University of Leicester, the University of New South Wales and the University of Edinburgh. 

Meryl is an elected Trustee of the Political Studies Association (2015-18) and currently co-convenes the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group (@PSAWomenPol on Twitter), which was awarded the inaugural PSA Specialist Group of the Year Prize in 2014.

She is also Co-Director of the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN), based at Edinburgh, and an Associate Editor of Scottish Affairs. Additionally, Meryl co-convenes the Gender Politics Research Group, which hosts the genderpol blog  (@genderpol on Twitter).

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In the upcoming but overlooked local elections the issue of women's representation has once again been sidelined. Dr Meryl Kenny and Prof Fiona Mackay argue that this matter is too important to be left to parties and that it is time for legislation.    Since the announcement of an early general elec... Read more
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Meryl Kenny suggests that women in the top jobs would send a powerful message about who is fit to lead—and not just in times of crisis. A week is a long time in politics. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) has been, above all, a failure of political leadership—one that has left the coun... Read more
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Constitutional or legislative quotas are becoming an increasingly popular means of addressing the under-representation of women in elected assemblies but, says Meryl Kenny, they can be effective, so long as they have teeth.    Constitutions capture aspirations for the future, setting out broader pri... Read more
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The 2015 General Election is one of the most unpredictable electoral contests in British political history. Amidst all the post-election scenario discussions, though, lies one political certainty – the overwhelming majority of the MPs elected to the House of Commons on 7 May will be men. Five years... Read more
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Latest blogs

  • 21st June 2018

    New research conducted by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow suggests that a post-Brexit Scotland is likely to find itself losing out on much-needed low-skilled migrant labour from the European Economic Area (EEA) to English-speaking countries such as North America, Australia, and to countries within the EEA.

  • 19th June 2018

    Following the collapse of the Rajoy government following a corruption scandal, how does the new political landscape affect the constitutional debate in Catalonia? Prof Antonia María Ruiz Jiménez of Universidad Pablo de Olavide suggests that this apparently dramatic change will make relatively little difference.

  • 13th June 2018

    While populist leaders and movements make headlines worldwide, an often more subtle majority nationalism remains an endemic condition of the modern world. This phenomenon is comparatively understudied. The Centre on Constitutional Change invites calls for abstracts for an international workshop on the topic of majority nationalism, to be held in February 2019.

  • 31st May 2018

    The recent report by the Growth Commission contains some interesting ideas, says Michael Keating, but also makes some problematic assumptions.

  • 30th May 2018

    The Scottish and Welsh Governments worked together closely during their negotiations with the UK Government over those aspects of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill that related to devolution. Despite ultimately choosing different paths, say Hedydd Phylip and Greg Davies, this spirit of cooperation looks set to continue.

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