Women, Politics, and Power

A Global Perspective

; Melanie M. Hughes

A comprehensive global text on women in politics, this book provides a clear and detailed introduction to women's political representation across a wide range of countries and regions, addressing both women's parliamentary representation and women's ascendance to leadership positions as heads of state or cabinet ministers. Les mer
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A comprehensive global text on women in politics, this book provides a clear and detailed introduction to women's political representation across a wide range of countries and regions, addressing both women's parliamentary representation and women's ascendance to leadership positions as heads of state or cabinet ministers. Using broad statistical overviews and detailed case-study accounts, the book documents both historical trends and the contemporary state of women's political strength across diverse countries. It also reviews and evaluates contemporary debates on why and how women's access to political power varies across countries.



The facts and figures detailed in the book, combined with its synthesis of existing theory, help to answer questions such as: Why have women succeeded in obtaining political power in some countries and not in others? Why did some countries take decades to elect their first female member of parliament, while others had women in their first legislative meeting? Is America a leader in promoting women's political representation, or does it fall behind other countries?

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Chapter 1: Introduction to Women in Politics
Arguments for Women's Representation in Politics
A Brief Overview of Women's Participation in Politics
Orienting Theories
Overview of the Book
Chapter 2: Women Struggle for the Vote
Social Movement Concepts
Suffrage in the United States
Women Gain the Vote: The Events Leading to the Passage of the 19th Amendment
The International Women's Movement
Women's Suffrage After 1945
Women Exercising Their Vote
Chapter 3: Women Struggle for Representation
First Women Members of Parliament
Women Access Parliaments: Historical Patterns of Representation
Women in Top Leadership Positions
Women in Cabinet Positions
Moving Up the Ladder: Women in Local Governance
Chapter 4: Explaining the Political Representation of Women--Culture
A Woman's Place in History: Women in Political Philosophy
A Woman's Place Today: The Continuing Power of Culture
Culture and Women's Representation in Politics
Chapter 5: Explaining the Political Representation of Women--Social Structure
Money
Time
Civic Skills and Community Participation
Education
Work
Economic Power
Informal Networks
Structural Arguments: The Evidence
Chapter 6: Explaining the Political Representation of Women--Politics
Democracy
Electoral Systems
Characteristics of Political Parties
From Candidate to Legislator
Quotas
Chapter 7: Explaining the Political Representation of Women--International Factors
The International Women's Movement
Does It Make a Difference?
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Chapter 8: Do Women Make a Difference?
Thinking Differently: Women's Views on Women and Their Policy Priorities
Acting Differently: Women's Voting Patterns and Bill Sponsorship
Legislating Differently: Women's Legislative Style
Do Numbers Matter? Critical Mass and Women's Impact
Women's Movements and Women's Policy Machinery as Alternative Sources of Influence
Winning Hearts and Minds: Symbolic Representation
Chapter 9: Women from Marginalized Groups
Thinking Intersectionally
Double Barriers
Strategic Opportunities
Acknowledging Differences
Chapter 10: Regions: The West and the United States
The Geography of Women in Politics
Western Industrialized Countries
Middle of the Pack: The United States
Chapter 11: Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The Fall of the Soviet Union: Women Fall Too
Variation in Recovery
Explaining Women's Political Power Since 1990
Chapter 12: Latin America and the Caribbean
Legacies of Culture in Latin America
Democratization and Women's Political Empowerment
Gender Quotas
Chapter 13: Middle East and North Africa
An Overview and Brief History of the Region
Changes Come to Women of the Gulf Region
Forces for Change in the Region
Women and the Arab Spring
Chapter 14: Asia and the Pacific
Cultural Obstacles
Family Ties and Clientelism
Gender Quotas in Local Politics
The Political Representation of Women from Marginalized Groups
Women in Afghanistan
Chapter 15: Sub-Saharan Africa
Colonialism
One-Party Rule, Democracy and Democratization
Women, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
Armed Conflict: Devastation Yet Hope?
Continuing Challenges
Chapter 16: Where Do We Go from Here? And How Do We Get There?
Where Are We Now?
Where Are We Going?
How Do We Get There?
Furthering Women's Position in the Social Structure
Influencing Culture
Disrupting Politics as Usual
In Conclusion: What Would a 50/50 World Look Like?

Om forfatteren

Pamela Paxton is professor of sociology and public affairs and the Christine and Stanley E. Adams, Jr. Centennial Professor in the Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in economics and sociology and her PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has consulted for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Academies. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles on women in politics, which focus on statistical models of women's parliamentary representation. Her research has appeared in a variety of journals, including American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Comparative Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. She is also an author of Nonrecursive Models: Endogeneity, Reciprocal Relationships, and Feedback Loops (2011).

Melanie M. Hughes is associate professor of sociology at The University of Pittsburgh. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 with a degree in sociology and government and earned her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2008. Her affiliations include the Department of Political Science; the Ford Institute for Human Security; Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; and Global Studies. She specializes in political representation of women from marginalized groups. Her research on women in politics has appeared in journals such as American Sociological Review, American Political Science Review, Social Forces, and Politics & Gender. Currently, she is consulting with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the United Nations Development Programme to increase the availability of data on women in political leadership and public administration. She is also writing a new book on the political dominance of men from majority racial, ethnic, and religious groups worldwide.