This book addresses a key topic which is of considerable contemporary relevance with the feminising of the political scene under the latest Labour Government. *Explores every aspect of the political including historical and contemporary theory, women's liberation, the participation of women in the political process and black feminist and lesbian political critiques. *Interdisciplinary nature of text, for courses exploring women and politics, as well as courses within British politics, with particular relevance to party politics. *Provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction of Feminism and Politics. *Combines theory with practice. *Features case studies.