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

  • 19th October 2018

    Proposed revisions to the Basque Statute of Autonomy have revealed underlying tensions but the fault lines are not where an outside observer might assume they would be. They are fundamental and political and, explains Michael Keating, unlikely to be resolved by technocratic debate.

  • 16th October 2018

    Bavaria’s long-dominant party, the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), has reached its worst election result in 60 years. As well as causing a headache for Angela Merkel, argues Patrick Utz, this political earthquake reveals Bavaria’s predicament between regionalism and populism,.

  • 15th October 2018

    As the buildup to the EU Council meeting reaches fever pitch, Richard Parry explains that deals at dawn may work in Brussels but they don't always play to the home crowd.

  • 13th October 2018

    Theresa May’s efforts to keep her DUP allies onside may, suggests Prof Nicola McEwen, end up easing Nicola Sturgeon’s path to independence following any subsequent referendum on the subject.

  • 12th October 2018

    The Commission on Justice in Wales, chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, will further clarify the legal and political identity of Wales within the UK constitution. Doing so, explains Prof Dan Wincott, will also bring clarity to the enduring significance of other territorial legal jurisdictions.

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