Opening Doors Wider: Women's Political Engagement in Canada

Opening Doors Wider: Women's Political Engagement in Canada

by Sylvia Bashevkin (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774815642
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 02/15/2010
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sylvia Bashevkin is a professor of political science and Principal of University College at the University of Toronto. She is the author most recently of Tales of Two Cities: Women and Municipal Restructuring in London and Toronto (2006).

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables vii

Abbreviations ix

1 Introduction Sylvia Bashevkin 3

Part 1 Community and Women's Group Participation

2 Women and Community Leadership: Changing Politics or Changed by Politics? Caroline Andrew 19

3 Rebuilding the House of Canadian Feminism: NAC and the Racial Politics of Participation Mary-Jo Nadeau 33

Part 2 Winning Legislative Seats

4 Women in the Quebec National Assembly: Why So Many? Manon Tremblay Stephanie Mullen 51

5 Are Cities More Congenial? Tracking the Rural Deficit of Women in the House of Commons Louise Carbert 70

Part 3 Cabinet and Party Leadership Experiences

6 Making a Difference When the Doors Are Open: Women in the Ontario NDP Cabinet, 1990-95 Lesley Byrne 93

7 "Stage" versus "Actor" Barriers to Women's Federal Party Leadership Sylvia Bashevkin 108

8 One Is Not Like the Others; Allison Brewer's Leadership of the New Brunswick NDP Joanna Everitt Michael Camp 127

Part 4 Media and Public Images

9 Crafting a Public Image: Women MPs and the Dynamics of Media Coverage Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant 147

10 Do Voters Stereotype Female Party Leaders? Evidence from Canada and New Zealand Elisabeth Gidengil Joanna Everitt Susan Banducci 167

Part 5 Remedies and Prescriptions

11 Opening Doors to Women's Participation Sylvia Bashevkin 197

Acknowledgments 205

Contributors 206

Index 207

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