Publications and Conference Papers

Publications

These are my publications which are in press. I also have a number of things forthcoming and in progress (see news and my CV for further details).

Books

Parties, Gender Quotas and Candidate Selection in France (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010)
Follow the above link to purchase my new monograph on Amazon (or use this order form). Click on the links to read reviews of this book in Party Politics, Parliamentary Affairs and Choice magazine.

Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling: A Global Comparison of Women's Campaigns for Executive Office (Praeger, 2010)
Follow the above link to purchase my new edited book (out now!).

Edited Special Issues of Journals

Parliamentary Affairs 2013, vol. 66 (1)
Follow the above link to see the table of contents of a special issue on the "French Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2012" (co-edited with Raymond Kuhn). I co-authored the introductory article, as well as contributing one of the research articles.

Modern and Contemporary France 2010, vol. 18 (4)
Follow the above link to see an overview of a special issue on the theme of "Women in French Politics". I wrote the introductory article, as well as contributing one of the research articles.

French Politics 2008, vol. 6 (2)
Follow the above link to see an overview of a symposium of papers that I edited on forecasting the 2007 French presidential and legislative elections. I wrote the introductory article, as well as contributing one of the research articles.

Journal Articles

Parliamentary Affairs 2016, vol.69 (3): 586-602
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "The Political Representation of Ethnic Minority Women in France."

Politics & Gender 2015, vol.11 (4): 770-776
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "What Makes a Good Politician? Reassessing the Criteria Used for Political Recruitment."

American Political Science Review 2014, vol.108 (3): 520-532
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Quotas for Men: Reframing Gender Quotas as a Means of Improving Representation for All." (Copyright American Political Science Association 2014.)

European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook 2014, vol. 53(1-2): 1-15
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Political Data in 2013." Co-authored with Andreas Bågenholm and Kevin Deegan-Krause.

Politics & Gender 2013, vol. 9(3): 304-9
Follow the above link to see my essay entitled "Quotas, Citizens, and Norms of Representation."

Parliamentary Affairs 2013, vol. 66(1): 1-16
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "France's Left Turn: Mapping the 2012 Elections." Co-authored with Raymond Kuhn.

Parliamentary Affairs 2013, vol. 66(1): 197-212
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Towards Parity Democracy? Gender in the 2012 French Legislative Elections."

Renewal 2013, vol. 20(4): 48-56
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "No Longer the Laggard: How France Leapfrogged the UK for Women's Representation."

French Politics, Culture and Society 2012, vol. 30(3): 45-60
Follow the above link to see the final pre-publication version of my article entitled "Progress but Still no Présidente: Women and the 2012 French Presidential Elections". The abstract can be accessed here, where the full article can also be accessed with a subscription. Email me for more information about the final version.

Political Research Quarterly 2012, vol. 65(3): 529-543
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Why are Gender Quotas Adopted? Party Pragmatism and Parity in France." Co-authored with Mona Lena Krook and Katherine Opello.

Political Quarterly 2012, vol. 83(4): 735-741
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "French Lesson: What the United Kingdom can Learn from the French Experiment with Gender Parity".

European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook 2012, vol. 51(1-2): 3-23
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Political Data in 2011." Co-authored with Daniele Caramani and Kevin Deegan-Krause.

West European Politics 2012, vol. 35(2): 343-361
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Parity in France: A Dual Track Solution to Women's Under-representation".

European Journal of Political Research 2011, vol. 50(7-8): 869-887
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Political Data in 2010." Co-authored with Daniele Caramani and Kevin Deegan-Krause.

Modern & Contemporary France 2010, vol. 18 (4): 411-414
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Women in French Politics: Still le deuxième sexe?".

Modern & Contemporary France 2010, vol. 18 (4): 445-459
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Linear Trajectories or Vicious Circles? The Causes and Consequences of Gendered Career Paths in the National Assembly".

Politics & Gender 2010, vol.6 (1): 93-118
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Second Among Unequals? A Study of Whether France's 'Quota Women' are Up to the Job".

Representation 2009, vol. 45 (1): 29-38
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Was 2007 a Landmark or a Letdown for Women's Political Representation in France?".

Modern and Contemporary France 2008, vol. 16 (4): 469-482
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Fifty Years of Feminising France's Fifth Republic".

Party Politics 2008, vol. 14 (5): 539-554
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "The Power of Sex and Incumbency: A Longitudinal Study of Electoral Performance in France".

Parliamentary Affairs 2008, vol. 61 (3):476-489
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Is the Mere Presence of a Strong Female Candidate Enough to Increase the Substantive Representation of Women?".

French Politics 2008, vol. 6 (2): 152-165
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "How a High Proportion of Candidates Becomes a Low Proportion of Députées: A New Model to Forecast Women’s Electoral Performance in French Legislative Elections".

French Politics 2008. vol.6 (2): 103-105
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Forecasting the French 2007 Elections".

Parliamentary Affairs 2007, vol. 60 (4):568-584
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "How Parties Evaluate Compulsory Quotas: A Study of the Implementation of the 'Parity' Law in France".

French Politics 2004, vol. 2 (3):347-362
Follow the above link to see my article entitled "Why Didn't Parity Work? A Closer Examination of the 2002 Election Results".

Book reviews and other pieces

Modern and Contemporary France 2010, vol. 18 (2)

Book review of Gender and Policy in France"by Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia (Palgrave, 2009).

Revue Française de Science Politique 2009, vol. 59 (5): 1038-9

Book review of "La force du nombre: Femmes et démocratie présidentielle" by Mariette Sineau (L'Aube, 2008).

Modern and Contemporary France 2007, vol. 15 (2)

Book review of "Gender quotas, parity reform and political parties in France" by Katherine Opello (Lexington, 2006).

The Voter (Electoral Reform Society), issue 2 (summer 2007)
Follow the above link to read my article entitled "Liberté, Egalité, Sororité". (p.14-15).


Conference Papers

Below is a selection of some papers I have presented recently at conferences. A full list is available in my CV. Please also see my news page for latest developments and details of forthcoming papers.

June 2015

"Too Much Presence? Men's Interests and Male Intersectionality." Presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, Uppsala. Available here.

"Gender Gaps and Gender Stereotypes in Policy Priorities." Presenteda t the European COnference on Politics and Gender, Uppsala. Available here.

April 2015

"Defining and Measuring Men's Interests." Presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions, Warsaw. Available here.

"The Causes and Consequences of Male Over-representation: A Research Agenda." With Elin Bjarngård. Presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions, Warsaw. Available here.

April 2014

"What Makes a Good Politician? Reassessing the Criteria Used for Political Recruitment." Presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions, Salamanca. Available here.

September 2013

"Do Gender Quotas Produce a Different Class of Politician?" Presented at the ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux. Available here.

August 2012

"Quotas for Men? Reframing Gender Quotas as a Means of Quality Control". Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans. Available here.

April 2012

"How Sex and Party Interact: Women in the French Right-Wing Majority" (co-authored with Réjane Sénac). ECPR Joint Sessions, Antwerp.

"Women in the 2012 French Elections: Candidates, Voters, Policies." PSA Annual Conference, Belfast. (Also presented at the conference on the French Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, Queen Mary, University of London, May 2012.)

"Free Choice, Discrimination or Path Dependence? Gendered Composition of Parliamentary Committees in France". PSA Annual Conference, Belfast. (Also presented at the University of Manchester, December 2011.)

"Quotas for Men? Reframing Gender Quotas as a Means of Quality Control". PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group Conference, Bristol, February 2012; PSA Annual Conference, Belfast, April 2012.

December 2011

"Gendered policy-making in the French National Assembly.". LEGIPAR final conference, Bordeaux.

September 2011

"Has 'Parity' Encouraged the Advocacy of Women's Rights in Parliament?" Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Seattle. Available here.

April 2011

"'True' and 'Assumed' Gender Differences: A Study of Representation in the French Parliament." Presented at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference, London. Available here. An updated version of this paper was presented at a workshop on Gender Quotas organised by Mona Lena Krook at Washington University in St Louis, May 2011.

"Parliamentary Representation: How Does the Parti Socialiste Compare to Other Parties?" Presented at the PSA Annual Conference, London.

"The Representation of Whom - and What? Self Perceptions of French MPs of their Role as Representatives." Co-authored with Réjane Sénac-Slawinski. Presented at the PSA Annual Conference, London.

January/February 2011

"Do Women MPs have different issues and/or perspectives? A Study of Gender Differences in the French Parliament." Presented at the European Conference on Politics & Gender, Budapest, Hungary. An updated version of this paper was presented at the PSA Women and Politics group workshop, Birkbeck, London, February 2011.

September 2010

"Forecasting how Votes Will Translate into Seats in the French 2012 Legislative Elections." Presented at the annual meeting APSA, Washington D.C.. Available here.

February 2010

"Gendered campaigns for executive office: a new comparative framework." Presented at Shifting Agendas, the PSA Women and Politics Conference, Manchester.

September 2009

"Different Paths, Different Perspectives? An Examination of Whether Men’s and Women’s Parliamentary Career Trajectories Translate into Policy Outcomes in France." Presented at the annual meeting of APSA, Toronto, Canada. Available here.

May 2009

"Gendered Leadership in the Fifth Republic". Presented at a colloquium on Political Leadership in the Fifth Republic, Oxford.

January 2009

"Elite Bias, not Voter Bias: Gender Quotas and Candidate Performance in France". Co-authored with Mona Lena Krook and Katherine Opello. Presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, Belfast.

August/September 2008

"Second among unequals? A study of whether France's 'quota women' are up to the job". Presented at the annual meeting of APSA, Boston, USA. Available here (enter my name in the search). Also presented at the annual meeting of EPOP (the PSA specialist group on Elections, Public Opinion and Parties), Manchester, September 2008, and available here.

"A right Royal mess: why the French said 'non' to the opportunity of having a woman president". Co-authored with Sheila Perry, University of Nottingham. Presented at the annual meeting of APSA, Boston, USA. Available here (enter my name in the search). Also presented at the annual meeting of EPOP, Manchester, September 2008, and available here.

June 2008

"Has parity led to political renewal?". Presented at the conference entitled "Women in French Politics: still le deuxième sexe?", London.

April 2008

"France's new women MPs". Presented at the PSA annual conference, Swansea.

"Political renewal in the National Assembly: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose?". Presented at the PSA, Swansea.

September 2007

"Analysing the performance of women in France's 2007 presidential and legislative elections". Presented at the PSA EPOP specialist group conference, Bristol.

June 2007

"From victor to victim: did the French media cost Ségolène Royal the presidency?". Presented at the French Media Research Group day conference, Derby.

"Have French political parties delivered for women in the 2007 presidential and legislative elections?". Presented at the Gender Research Network conference, Manchester.

"La parité et la representation des femmes au parlement”. Presented (in French) at the French AFSP "journées électorales", Paris.

May 2007

"Parity, gender and French elections - will 2007 be the year for women in French politics?". Presented at the PSA French Politics and Policy Conference on the 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, Oxford.

"To boldly go where no woman has gone before: is the mere presence of a strong female candidate enough to increase the substantive representation of women?" . Presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions, Helsinki, in the workshop entitled "What is going on in Political Representation? The substantive representation of women". Available here.

April 2007

"Will 2007 be the year for women in French politics?". Presented at the PSA annual conference, Bath. Available here. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the PSA Women and Politics Conference, Birkbeck, University of London, February 2007.

September 2006

"Putting the 'party' into 'parity': a new model for understanding the implementation of compulsory quotas". Presented at the ECPR Graduate Conference, Essex. Available here.

"Parity in France's 2007 elections: will parties redeem themselves or repeat the failure of 2002?". Co-authored with Aurélia Troupel. Presented at the ECPR Graduate Conference, Essex. Available here.

April 2006

"Explaining French parties' response to the 'parity' law: a new theoretical approach". Presented at the PSA annual conference, Reading. Available here.
Also presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2006.

September 2005

"Accounting for the variable performance of parity in France: an institutional analysis". Presented at the general conference of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), Budapest. Available here.

"What impact has the 'parity' law had on French political parties?". Presented at the ECPR general conference, Budapest. Available here.

April 2005

"The power of sex and incumbency: a longitudinal study of electoral performance in France". Presented at the PSA annual conference, Leeds. Available here. Recipient of the Vincent Wright award for best paper on a French politics theme.

April 2004

"Why didn't parity work? A closer examination of the 2002 election results". Presented at the PSA annual conference, Lincoln. Available here.