×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Women, Politics, and Change
     

Women, Politics, and Change

by Karen Ross
 

ISBN-10: 0198515413

ISBN-13: 9780198515418

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This report offers a range of perspectives on the role of women in formal politics in a variety of political contexts, from mature to more emergent democratic systems. The wide geographical range - from Africa to Europe, from China to Australia - is a significant strength of the book, as is the diversity of its methodological approaches and techniques.

Overview

This report offers a range of perspectives on the role of women in formal politics in a variety of political contexts, from mature to more emergent democratic systems. The wide geographical range - from Africa to Europe, from China to Australia - is a significant strength of the book, as is the diversity of its methodological approaches and techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198515418
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Hansard Society Series in Politics and Government Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Questions of representation: the theory/practice gap
The representation of women: meaning and make-believe, Marian Sawer
Does size matter? Critical mass and New Zealand's women MPs, Sandra Grey
Women's political participation in China: struggling to hold up half the sky, Jude Howell
Maintaining a balance: the retention of women MSPs, Nicole Busby and Calum Macleod
Mainstreaming in Westminster and Whitehall: from Labour's Ministry for Women to the Women's Unit, Judith Squires and Mark Wickham-Jones
Section 2: Gender and effect: the impact of women in politics
Women and constitutional change in Scotland and Northern Ireland, A Brown, T Barnett Donaghy, F Mackay and E Meehan
The 'femocrat' strategy: expanding the repertoire of feminist activists, Lousie Chappell
Developing democracy in Kosova: from grassroots to government, Chris Corrin
Women and politics in Africa: the case of Uganda, Donna Pankhurst
Competing interests: democracy, Islamification and women politicians in Iran, Haleh Afshar
'All the time his wife': portrayals of First Ladies in the Israeli press, Dafna Lemish and Gili Drob
Section 3: Straight-talking: women politicians talk out experience
Hitting the target: are Labour women MPs 'acting for' women?, Sarah Childs
One step forward, two steps back? Women in the two main political parties in Wales, Julia Edwards and Laura McAllister
Invisible women: the political roles of Unionist and Loyalist women in contemporary Northern Ireland, Rachel Ward
Women in the European Parliament, Jane Freedman
Women's place in 'male' space: gender and effect in parliamentary contexts, Karen Ross

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews