Women and Power in Parliamentary Democracies: Cabinet Appointments in Western Europe, 1968-1992

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Margaret Thatcher, Mary Robinson, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Edith Cresson, and Simone Veil—these contemporary world leaders are as noteworthy for their gender as they are for the political directions they have provided. Indeed, female government leaders are so rare as to be almost an intellectual curiosity.
 
Why is this the case? Why do women, who make up more than half of the world’s population, occupy so few positions at the highest ...
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Overview


Margaret Thatcher, Mary Robinson, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Edith Cresson, and Simone Veil—these contemporary world leaders are as noteworthy for their gender as they are for the political directions they have provided. Indeed, female government leaders are so rare as to be almost an intellectual curiosity.
 
Why is this the case? Why do women, who make up more than half of the world’s population, occupy so few positions at the highest levels of political power? Why are women making inroads in government in some countries while not in others? And what difference does women’s presence—or absence—make in terms of policy outcomes?
 
Davis addresses these questions by examining women’s access to power through appointive channels in Western European parliamentary and parliamentary-type systems. Tracing women’s participation from 1968 to 1992 in fifteen countries, she accounts for the variation from high levels of women’s representation in Norway and Sweden to low levels in Italy and Britain.
 
Little research on women and elections extends beyond the United States and Britain. Even less exists on women’s access to power through appointive channels. By comparatively examining the elite recruitment of women through appointments, this work fills a critical gap.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803217072
  • Publisher: UNP - Nebraska
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: Women and Politics Series
  • Pages: 139
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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Rebecca Howard Davis is an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Participation of Women in Government 11
3 The Pool of Eligibles 29
4 Recruitment Norms: The Rules of the Game 38
5 The Party-Parliament Nexus 56
6 The Electoral Cycle of Appointments 72
7 Conclusion: A Discussion of Appointments and Elections 84
App. 1 Variables and Coding 93
App. 2 Parties and Parliaments Providing Data 101
App. 3 The NEXIS Search 105
Notes 107
References 119
Index 133
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