European Political Science

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 131–136 | Cite as

conclusion: the future status of women in european political science

  • stephen bates
  • heather savigny


This symposium has highlighted that some positive change has been achieved for women’s status in the profession. The authors are cautiously optimistic. At the same time, we argue that this does not allow for complacency and we suggest a number of positive strategies that may also be beneficial.


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Many thanks to Johanna Kantola, Dorien Woods, Gabriele Abels and the anonymous referees for earlier comments on this conclusion and their suggestions of non-British or American examples.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • stephen bates
    • 1
  • heather savigny
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political Science & International StudiesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.The Media School, Weymouth House, Bournemouth UniversityDorsetUK

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