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Titolo:
GENDER, FEMINISM AND ELECTORAL-BEHAVIOR IN BRITAIN
Autore:
HAYES BC;
Indirizzi:
QUEENS UNIV BELFAST,DEPT SOCIOL BELFAST BT7 1NN ANTRIM NORTH IRELAND
Titolo Testata:
Electoral studies
fascicolo: 2, volume: 16, anno: 1997,
pagine: 203 - 216
SICI:
0261-3794(1997)16:2<203:GFAEIB>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CONSCIOUSNESS; WOMEN;
Keywords:
GENDER; FEMINISM; BRITAIN; VOTE; ATTITUDES; WOMENS RIGHTS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
38
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
B.C. Hayes, "GENDER, FEMINISM AND ELECTORAL-BEHAVIOR IN BRITAIN", Electoral studies, 16(2), 1997, pp. 203-216

Abstract

Over the last 20 years, public attitudes towards the question of women's rights and feminist issues has emerged as an important and controversial political issue within British society. Despite this increase in controversy, however, the impact of feminist attitudes in predictingelectoral outcomes has not been assessed. Although research analysts have devoted considerable attention to gender diffierences in political attitudes and outcomes, the role of feminist orientations in either mediating or explaining these gender differences has been almost totally ignored. In an effort to remedy this situation, this paper focuses on the relationship between gender, feminist attitudes and electoral behaviour in Britain. The results suggest that whereas individuals who adopt a pro-feminist orientation are distinctive in terms of their electoral choices, gender per se has no notable impact on vote. In other words, at least as far as the question of British electoral patterns are concerned, it is feminism and not gender which emerges as the key variable in distinguishing party choice in this society. In contrast towomen who are neither more or less likely to vote for the Conservative Party, support for feminist issues remains a distinctively non-Conservative phenomenon; individuals who adopted a pro-feminist orientationare significantly less likely to vote for the Conservative Party thanany other major political party within Britain. Furthermore, there isno interaction effect between gender and feminist attitudes in relation to this issue. As a group, feminist women are neither more or less likely to cast their vote for any one particular party than feminist men. The implications of these findings for future electoral outcomes in Britain are discussed. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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