100 Questions About Women And Politics

Author by : Manon Tremblay
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Description : Both yesterday's suffragists and today's feminists have battled for women to vote and hold office, and their successes have made it possible for countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Iceland, Liberia, and the United Kingdom to have female heads of state. Despite these notable advances, women are still largely underrepresented in parliaments and governments around the world. Why, after so many years of feminist struggle, are women still obstructed from full political citizenship by a glass ceiling? Manon Tremblay's 100 Questions about Women and Politics discusses electoral politics in Canada and abroad, focusing on women's rights to vote and run for office in legislative elections, political parties, voting systems, electoral quotas for women, and participation in parliaments and governments. Against a background of observations taken from academic research, Tremblay uses an innovative approach by dividing her book into 100 questions and answers to address a range of important issues. Are electorates sexist or lesbophobic? Are family responsibilities a real obstacle to women's engagement in politics? What strategies are available to increase the number of female politicians? Are gender quotas democratic? Once elected to office, do women represent women? How does women's political citizenship in Canada compare to that in other countries? A timely book on the unfinished work of representative democracy, 100 Questions about Women and Politics takes a comprehensive yet concise approach to demystifying the major issues dominating the study of gender and government.


Women In Politics

Author by : Lois Duke Whitaker
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Description : Designed for students and teachers of courses on women in politics, this collection of readings addresses the current role of women in the political process with a focus, on the executive, legislative and judicial branches.


Women Politics And The United Nations

Author by : Anne Winslow
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Publisher by : Praeger
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Description : Participants and scholars appraise the successes and failures of women's agendas at the UN and international conferences for equality and full partnership.


Women S Political Participation And Representation In Asia

Author by : Kazuki Iwanaga
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Publisher by : NIAS Press
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Description : The ability of a small elite of highly educated, upper-class Asian women to obtain the highest political positions in their country is unmatched elsewhere in the world and deserves study. But there is a marked lack of relevant research as well as of comprehensive and user-friendly texts. Aiming to fill the gap is this timely and important study of the various obstacles and opportunities for women's political participation and representation in Asia.


Women And Politics In Southeast Asia

Author by : Theresa Devasahayam
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Publisher by : Asian & Asian American Studies
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Description : This book aims to contribute to the discourse on women and politics in Southeast Asia. The chapters--covering Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and Singapore--analyze the asymmetrical power relationships between the sexes. The included essays show how the power differentials between men and women in the realm of politics are a reflection of the power contestations women face with men in other spheres of everyday life. Each chapter seeks to ask a different question in terms of where women viz. men stand in the political landscape of their countries, in an effort to answer the question of "Where are the women" in the gender trope in Asian politics. Recognizing that Asian politics is dominated by men, the question of how women have negotiated a value system that is inherently male-centred and male-controlled is also discussed.


Women Work And Politics

Author by : Torben Iversen
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Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : This book presents an original and groundbreaking approach to gender inequality. Looking at women's power in the home, in the workplace, and in politics from a political economy perspective, the authors demonstrate that equality is tied to demand for women's labor outside the home, which is a function of structural, political, and institutional conditions.--[book jacket].


Women And Legislative Representation

Author by : Manon Tremblay
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Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : This book studies the proportion of women in national parliaments. More precisely, it seeks to identify the factors that influence the percentage of female parliamentarians, paying particular attention to the electoral system. The author seeks to understand a profound political movement, that of the third wave of democratization of political systems, through the particular perspective of female representation in parliaments. Although several books have been published on women in politics, none have focused on electoral systems as an explanation for the proportion of women in national parliaments.


Women Quotas And Politics

Author by : Drude Dahlerup
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This is the first world-wide, comparative study of the controversial new trends of gender quotas now emerging in global politics, presenting a comprehensive overview of changes in women’s parliamentary representation across the world. This is important reading for all those working to increase women’s influence in politics, because it scrutinizes under what circumstances gender quotas do increase women’s representation – and why they sometimes fail. These distinguished international scholars also show how gender balance in politics has become important to a nation’s international image and why quotas are being introduced in many post-conflict countries. They present key case studies of Afghanistan, Iraq, Argentina, Sweden, South Africa, Belgium, covering almost all major regions of the world: Latin America, Africa, the Arab world, South Asia, the Balkans, The Nordic countries and Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the USA - and Rwanda, which in 2003 unexpectedly surpassed Sweden as the number one country in the world in terms of women’s parliamentary representation. Using a comparative perspective, this book contains analyses of the discursive controversies around quotas; it gives an overview over various types of quotas in use from candidate quotas to reserved seat systems, and it throws light over the troublesome implementation process. When do gender quotas lead to actual increase in the number of women parliament? When are quotas merely a symbolic gesture? What does it imply to be elected as a ‘quota woman’? Tackling these and many more key questions, this is a major new contribution to the field. Making an important contribution to our knowledge of gender politics worldwide, this book will be of interest to NGOs, students and scholars of democracy, policy-making, comparative politics and gender studies.


Women In Culture And Politics

Author by : Judith Friedlander
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Publisher by : Midland Books
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Women And Politics

Author by : Julie Dolan
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : Following the 2016 election, this timely text includes analysis of the challenges of navigating gender in seeking the presidency. It examines how both Clinton and Fiorina were forced to "perform gender" on the campaign trail and tasked to prove their masculine capability and feminine likability in order to be considered for the presidency.


Women Culture And Politics In Latin America

Author by : Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : The result of a collaboration among eight women scholars, this collection examines the history of women’s participation in literary, journalistic, educational, and political activity in Latin American history, with special attention to the first half of this century.


Women In British Politics C 1689 1979

Author by : Krista Cowman
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Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : Krista Cowman's highly approachable survey examines some of the areas of women's political activity in Britain from the period of the Glorious Revolution to the election of the first female Prime Minister. Cowman shows how women had worked in a variety of locations and organizations in the decades before the suffrage campaign, and that women's politics did not begin with the demand for a parliamentary vote. The volume also demonstrates how women's political activity continued after equal suffrage in 1928 in a number of directions within and beyond Parliament. Key topics include: - court politics in the age of Queen Mary and Queen Anne - Victorian 'pressure group' politics - Suffrage campaigns from 1867 to 1928 - the Women's Liberation Movement. Clear and wide-ranging, this is an essential book for anyone with an interest in the history of British women's involvement with politics over nearly 300 years.


Women In American Politics History And Milestones

Author by : Doris Weatherford
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Description : Women in American Politics is a new reference detailing the milestones and trends in women's political participation in the United States. This two-volume work provides much needed perspective and background on the events and situations that have surrounded women's political activities. It offers insightful analysis on women's political achievements in the United States, including such topics as the campaign to secure nation-wide suffrage; pioneer women state officeholders; women first elected to U.S. Congress, governorships, mayoralties, and other offices; and women first appointed as Cabinet officials, judges, and ambassadors. It also includes profiles of the women who have run for vice president and president. Women in American Politics is organized in a framework both logical and useful to readers and researchers. Original material offers students, scholars, teachers, and other professionals a guide to understanding the complex struggle in women's progress toward achieving political parity with men in the United States. Each chapter is structured in three parts: - part one features graphic information-tables, lists, charts, or maps-detailing the historical record with data not compiled anywhere else, on women officeholders. - part two offers insightful narrative analysis describing how women achieved what they did, examines the complex and sometimes contradictory trends behind the facts of women's political milestones, and explores how social and economic contexts affected the progress of their accomplishments. - part three presents biographical entries describing in more personal terms women's struggle for political equality. Sidebars in each chapter illuminate the drama of political life and consider the evolving female electorate, exploring how women voters have impacted particular issues, specific elections, or other key turning points, and the tradition of appointing widows to open seats. The final chapter uniquely looks at women's political history and differences in achievement from a state and regional perspective. Entries on each state (as well as on District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) highlight milestones and provide insight into the unique aspects of each state.


The New Politics Of Gender Equality

Author by : Judith Squires
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Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : Political interventions in pursuit of gender equality are currently high on the political agenda, but the transformative potential of women's policy agencies, gender quotas and gender mainstreaming is frequently compromised by the demands of neo-liberal governance on the one hand and essentialist assertions of group identity on the other. This book explores the potential of these strategies arguing that they need to be framed by considerations of democratic justice rather than technocratic utility and complex diversity rather than sexual difference.


Quotas For Women In Politics

Author by : Assistant Professor Political Science Mona Lena Krook
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Publisher by : OUP USA
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Description : In recent years, parties and legislatures in more than 100 countries have adopted quotas for the selection of female candidates to political office. This book addresses quotas as a global phenomenon and develops a framework for explaining their adoption and mixed effects on the numbers of women elected.


Gender And Socialization To Power And Politics

Author by : Rita Mae Kelly
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This thought-provoking book illustrates how the interaction of childhood socialization and the reality of the adult woman's life produces variations in political attitudes and in perceptions of available options for political behavior. Important suggestions for facilitating resocialization to feminism and increasing political participation are included.


The Political Interests Of Gender

Author by : Anna G Jonasdottir
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : "The Political Interests of Gender" starts from the premise that contemporary political theory is inadequate when approached from the perspective of gender. The book indicts contemporary political analysis for its silence about or ignorance of women's interests, and challenges the hypothesis that the central concepts of political thought and its basic techniques are value neutral. The contributors go on to consider what political theory and political communities would look like if women's interestes were addressed. The aim is to reconstruct the methodology of political analysis to conceptualize political reality in terms of gender. The book presents a powerful argument that to consider gender as an analytically distinct category in political theory involves redefining andenlarging the scope of politics, the practice of citizenship, and the language of political action, as well as recognizing the political dimensions of sexuality. " The Political Interests of Gender" is important reading for all political theorists, feminist researchers and theorists.


Women And Politics

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Gender Politics In Sudan

Author by : Sondra Hale
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Publisher by : Westview Press
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Description : This work explores the relationship between gender and the state in the construction of national identity politics in twentieth-century Sudan, focusing on the mechanisms that the state and political and religious interest groups employ to achieve political and cultural hegemony. Looking at the involvement of women in both left-wing and Islamist revolutionary movements, Hale investigates the conditions under which women’s culture can be active, generative, positive expressions of resistance and transformation. She also raises questions about the limits that women may face, now that the Islamic state is achieving hegemony.


Women In Politics

Author by : Bela Prasad
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Description : (Cont.) Countries that have a greater share of women in their professional and managerial labor force are able to recruit more women into politics. Having women well represented in the eligibility pool for political candidates, broadly the elite professions is necessary to provide a conduit for women into politics. While female labor force participation has increased dramatically in the last three decades, the relative position of women in highly paid/high status professions has increased only marginally. So it is not a case of active discrimination against women in politics or a case of different gender preferences, with women having less interest in politics. It is fundamentally a case of women being less represented in the specific labor pool from which politicians are drawn. In a number of developing countries, secluded labor markets have provided access for women from elite families into top industry and professional leadership positions. This has led to a relatively larger proportion of women in the political eligibility pool and consequently to a higher level of female recruitment in politics than in countries in which women comprise a smaller part of the elite professional pool. However, in many countries, the process of industrialization has generated economic and social pressures that have imposed greater restrictions on women in the economic, and consequently, political sphere. This suggests that economic development, while it opens some opportunities for women, can also make achievement of higher leadership positions more difficult.


Gendered Electoral Financing

Author by : Ragnhild L. Muriaas
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Illustrated by in-depth empirical research from six country studies, Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Perspective is the first cross-regional examination of the nexus between money, gender and political recruitment across the world. Money is assumingly one of the greatest barriers to women in the political recruitment process. The financial disadvantage of women is expected to constitute an obstacle for women’s entry into politics everywhere and especially in developing countries where women’s socio-economic status is disproportionately low relative to men’s. This line of reasoning has caused a global upswing in both candidate- and party-directed financial schemes introduced to enhance gender balance in political office. This book develops a typology of different kinds of gendered electoral financing schemes and builds theories about its causes and consequences. By comparing how gendered electoral financing affects political recruitment processes in both established and emerging democracies, the authors identify whether and how the funding mechanisms incentivize a shift in political behavior. Gendered Electoral Financing is a timely, informative and well-written book that does an excellent job of explaining, in language accessible to students and researchers alike, the cost of elections, gender imbalance in political office and the effects of financial incentive mechanisms to increase women’s representation in politics.


The Politics Of Women S Rights In Iran

Author by : Arzoo Osanloo
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : Osanloo Arzoo presents an ethnographic study that explores how conceptions of liberal entitlements fused with a discourse of equality in Islam in the post-revolutionary era to inform & shape women's perceptions of rights.


Television And Women S Culture

Author by : Mary Elizabeth Brown
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Publisher by : SAGE Publications Limited
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Description : In this book an international team of contributors examines critically the relationship between television and women′s culture. Although they recognize that television frequently distorts and oppresses women′s experience, the authors avoid a simplistic manipulative view of the media. Instead they show how and why such different genres as game shows, police fiction and soap opera offer women opportunities for negotiation of their own meanings and their own aesthetic appreciation. Not for sale in Australia or New Zealand.


Women And Political Empowerment

Author by : Bidyut Mohanty
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Conceiving Citizens

Author by : Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : The role of women in Iran has commonly been viewed solely through the lens of religion, symbolized by veiled females subordinated by society. In this work, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, an Iranian-American historian, aims to explain how the role of women has been central to national political debates in Iran. Spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, the book examines issues impacting women's lives under successive regimes, including hygiene campaigns that cast mothers as custodians of a healthy civilization; debates over female education, employment, and political rights; conflicts between religion and secularism; the politics of dress; and government policies on contraception and population control. Among the topics she will examine are the development of a women's movement in Iran, perhaps most publicly expressed by Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi. The narrative comes up to the present, looking at reproductive rights, the spread of AIDS, and fashion since the Iranian Revolution. -- Publisher description.


Women And Politics

Author by : Mastan Vali
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Description : The Book Presents A Deep And Interesting Analysis On The Role Of Indian Women In Politics At Different Levels Past And Present. It Provides A Cursory But Penetrating Account On The Role Of Women In India National Movement Under The Leadership Of Gandhi. The Book Portrays The Political Ideas And Contribution Of Prominent Women Political Leaders Including Sarojini Naidu, Indira Gandhi, Sucheta Kripalani And So On. It Also Offers A Stimulating And Interesting Analysis On The Participation Of Women In The Electoral Politics Right From The First General Election To The Latest Election. It Will Certainly Serve The Need Of Researchers As A Reference And Study Of The Participation Of Women Parliamentarians In India.This Book Also Deals With Extensive Coverage, Insightful Information And Analytical Concerns. The Book Will Serve As Valuable Source For Any One Who Is Interested In Women S Studies.


Women And Elective Office

Author by : Sue Thomas
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : The first and second editions of Women and Elective Office: Past, Present and Future offered the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders at those moments in time. Focusing on candidates, officeholders, and context, each edition of offered a comprehensive look at where womenstood, what brought them to those points, and what their prospects were during the 21st century. Each edition also sought to illuminate the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances with up-to-the-minute research. The Third edition retains the successful elements of the firsttwo editions, and expands the offerings to include the latest political events and the latest research, such as:* Chapters on Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency* A chapter on women governors* A chapter on local candidates and officeholders* Chapters on the diversity of women including women of color, lesbian candidates and officeholders, and conservative women candidates and officeholders* A chapter on women's political ambition* A chapter on the women in judicial seats


Participation In Politics

Author by : Susana Deku
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Description : The Participation in Politics: A Perspective on Women examines women's involvement in politics. It delves into policies, programs, and strategies governments have tried to put in place to involve women in political activities. It identifies various problems that act as impediment for women in their attempt to participate in politics. These has made some of them to be apathetic to political participation. Some of these problems have been discussed in detail on how it has affected women. It also gives a brief synopsis on how women have tried to be an agent of change over the years in their respective capacity. This work gives a vivid insight on how society views participation of women in politics and if more women should be courage to get involve in the political platform. A conclusion was reached after detailed analysis of the issue that certain measures need to be put in place to enable women to get involve in political activities and aspire for political positions. The male counterparts have a part to play to make this happen by encouraging their female counterparts to aspire for such ventures. Society needs to view women not as child-bearers or mothers alone but as people who can lead and bring change into the society by participating in politics and holding political positions.


Doing Politics Differently

Author by : Sylvia Bashevkin
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Description : "Women have reached the highest levels of public office in Canada's provinces and territories, but what difference - if any - has their rise to the top made? Have they changed the content, tone, and style of politics? What role has gender played in their triumph and defeat? In Doing Politics Differently? leading researchers from across the country assess the track records of eleven premiers, including their impact on policies of particular interest to women and their influence on the tenor of legislative debate and the recruitment of other women as party candidates, cabinet ministers, and senior bureaucrats. Canada stands out for the variety and number of women who have reached the top in sub-national government. By evaluating the performance of women premiers across the country and comparing their records with those of men who preceded and succeeded them, this innovative volume probes how important demographic diversity is to government decision making."--


Property Women And Politics

Author by : Donna L. Dickenson
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Publisher by : Polity
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Description : Although many feminist authors have pointed out the ways in which women have been property, they have been less successful in suggesting how women might become the subjects rather than the objects of property-holding. Property, Women and Politics: Subjects or Objects? considers the relationship between women and property from a novel viewpoint, synthesizing political theory from liberal and non-liberal traditions, feminist critiques, history and social policy. The volume ranges across a series of historical and anthropological studies which include the property position of women in classical Greece, the Anglo-American doctrine of coverture, nineteenth-century prostitution, and structural adjustment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. It includes a comprehensive critique of the treatment of property by both mainstream political theorists and such important second-wave feminists as Irigaray, MacKinnon and Pateman. Property, Women and Politics deconstructs and contests the concept of property. But it also uses important insights in recent feminist thought to suggest productive directions for a reconstructed theory of property, one in which women's work counts. The reconstructed model is applied to such pressing areas of medical ethics as egg and sperm donation, contract motherhood, abortion, and the sale of foetal tissue. In addition, it shows how we can revise our assumptions about the 'marriage contract'. This book is intended for a wide readership in women's studies, political theory, medical ethics, law and social policy, and for both academic and a lay reader, combining as it does current topics of public policy with a sound theoretical discussion.