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What makes the substantive representation of women possible in a Westminster parliament? The story of RU486 in Australia
This article explores institutional and other factors facilitating the substantive representation of women in parliament. It engages with a range of indicators of substantive representation,Expand
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The impact of feminist scholarship on Australian political science
  • M. Sawer
  • Political Science
  • 1 November 2004
The discipline of political science has remained male dominated in most parts of the world. Women have organised within political science associations both to raise the status of women in theExpand
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Gender, Metaphor and the State
The neo-liberal upsurge of the last twenty years and the neo-liberal case against the welfare state has gained much of its emotional force from a sub-text which is highly gendered. Whereas socialExpand
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Making Women Count: A History of the Women's Electoral Lobby in Australia
  • M. Sawer
  • Political Science
  • 1 September 2008
The Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) was formed in 1972 with the aim of persuading candidates in the election to espouse policies for the improvement of women’s place in Australia. It was, as CarmenExpand
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Wearing your Politics on your Sleeve: The Role of Political Colours in Social Movements
This article provides evidence of the significance of political colours and associated emblems in the repertoires of social movements and related political parties. It argues that political coloursExpand
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The ethical state: Social liberalism and the critique of contract
Australian political tradition is often characterised in terms of utilitarianism and pragmatic attitudes towards the role of the state. In this paper I argue that to understand Australian politicalExpand
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Speaking for the people : representation in Australian politics
'At a time when there is major change taking place in Australian politics as old loyalties are eroded, and there is increasing evidence of alienation of some sections of the electorate from perceivedExpand
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