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Title: Gender and local politics : connecting the public and the private.
Author: Welsh, Elaine.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3565 861X
Awarding Body: Oxford Brookes University
Current Institution: Oxford Brookes University
Date of Award: 2001
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This thesis is concerned with the experiences of women elected to local government office in England, and is based on qualitative and quantitative data. The qualitative data is made-up of face-to-face interviews with thirty-five female local councillors from seven local councils in England. Quantitative data took the form of a postal questionnaire which was sent to over 800 male and female councillors, 71 % of whom responded. The two main themes which this thesis explores are barriers to women's full integration into local government, and orientations to political office and to feminism.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Local council; Female; Women; Political office; Embracing diversity