Gender, Institutions, and Change in Bachelet's Chile

Gender, Institutions, and Change in Bachelet's Chile

by G. Waylen (Editor)

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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Michele Bachelet, Chile's first female president, was elected with an explicit gender agenda in 2006 and then reelected in 2013. This volume focuses on Bachelet's efforts to introduce progressive measures and the constraints that she has faced in a context where both formal and informal political institutions can act as barriers to change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137501974
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/03/2016
Series: Studies of the Americas
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Georgina Waylen is Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester, UK. She has researched and published widely on various aspects of gender and politics, particularly transitions to democracy and political economy. She is the author of Gender in Third World Politics (1996) and Engendering Transitions: Women's Mobilization, Institutions and Gender Outcomes (2007).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gender, Institutions and Change in Bachelet's Chile; Georgina Waylen
1. Gendering Politics, Institutions and the Executive: Bachelet in Context; Georgina Waylen
2. Bachelet is Back: Reform Prospects and the Future of Democracy in Chile; Peter M. Siavelis
3. Disrupting Informal Institutions? Cabinet Formation in Chile in 2006 and 2014; Susan Franceschet
4. Promoting Gender Equality: Michelle Bachelet and Formal and Informal Change within the Chilean Presidency; Gwynn Thomas
5. Opportunities and constraints on gender-egalitarian policy change: Michelle Bachelet's social protection agenda (2006-2010); Silke Staab
6. Institutional Constraints on Engendering the health sector in Bachelet's Chile; Jasmine Gideon and Gabriela Alvarez Minte
7. Formal and informal institutional challenges to women's reproductive Rights: Emergency Contraception and the Constitutional Tribunal in Chile; Carmen Sepúlveda-Zelaya
8. Comparing Michelle Bachelet's Two Presidencies: Continuity or Change?; Georgina Waylen
Postscript; María de los Ángeles Fernández Ramil

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