Women of Europe: Women MEPs and Equality Policy

Women of Europe: Women MEPs and Equality Policy

by Elizabeth Vallance, Elizabeth Davies
     
 
Although women are severely under-represented in national politics in Europe, in the European Parliament they are better represented than they are in the national parliaments of the EEC member states. This book examines why this is so. Based largely on their detailed interviews with women MEPs, the authors describe the latter's backgrounds, attitudes and political

Overview

Although women are severely under-represented in national politics in Europe, in the European Parliament they are better represented than they are in the national parliaments of the EEC member states. This book examines why this is so. Based largely on their detailed interviews with women MEPs, the authors describe the latter's backgrounds, attitudes and political experience. They also explain the history, structure and organisation of the European Parliament and outline the complexities of the European legal system. A particular concern of the book is the contribution that women MEPs have made to legislation and policy especially in the context of recent Community legislation on sex equality, and what impact their presence has had on issues relating to women's interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521265621
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/20/1986
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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