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Political Science Women In Politics

Gendered News

Media Coverage and Electoral Politics in Canada

by (author) Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2013
Women in Politics, Media Studies, Gender Studies
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In the last fifty years, many of the institutional and societal barriers keeping Canadian women from public office have disappeared. Yet today, women hold only a quarter of the seats in the House of Commons – a proportion that rose by just seven percentage points between 1993 and 2011. In this illuminating study, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant examines a significant obstacle still facing women in political life: gendered media coverage. Based on interviews with MPs and party leaders, and on an analysis of print and television media in the 2000 and 2006 federal elections, Gendered News reveals an unsettling climate that affects the success of women in office, and that could deter them from running at all.

About the author

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant is associate professor of political science at Queen's University and the director of the Queen's Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and the Canadian Opinion Research Archive.

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  • Winner, Pierre Savard Award, International Council for Canadian Studies
  • Short-listed, Donald Smiley Prize, Canadian Political Science Association

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