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The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights, edited by Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, Netina Tan

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The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights, edited by Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, Netina Tan
Language
eng
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
1059514038
Responsibility statement
edited by Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, Netina Tan
Series statement
Gender and PoliticsSpringer eBooksSpringer eBooks.
Summary
This Palgrave Handbook provides a definitive account of women’s political rights across all major regions of the world, focusing both on women’s right to vote and women’s right to run for political office. This dual focus makes this the first book to combine historical overviews of debates about enfranchising women alongside analyses of more contemporary efforts to increase women’s political representation around the globe. Chapter authors map and assess the impact of these groundbreaking reforms, providing insight into these dynamics in a wide array of countries where women’s suffrage and representation have taken different paths and led to varying degrees of transformation. On the eve of many countries celebrating a century of women’s suffrage, as well as record numbers of women elected and appointed to political office, this timely volume offers an important introduction to ongoing developments related to women’s political empowerment worldwide. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the fields of gender and politics, women’s studies, history and sociology.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
1. Global Patterns and Debates in the Granting of Women’s Suffrage -- 2. Gender and Electoral Behavior -- 3. The Political Representation of Women Over Time -- 4. The Impact of Women in Parliament -- 5. New Horizons in Women’s Political Rights -- 6. Chile: Women’s Suffrage and Political Participation, 1935–2015 -- 7. Colombia: Civil Conflict, Violence, and Women’s Political Participation -- 8. Mexico: The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage -- 9. New Zealand: A Country of Firsts in Women’s Political Rights -- 10. Finland: Suffrage, Nation, and Political Mobilization -- 11. Switzerland: Direct Democracy and Women’s Political Participation -- 12. Canada: Uneven Paths to Suffrage and Women’s Electoral Participation -- 13. Afghanistan: Uphill Challenges for Women’s Political Rights -- 14. Kuwait: Why Did Women’s Suffrage Take So Long? -- 15. Morocco: Ongoing Struggle for More Representation -- 16. Turkey: From Symbols to Actors in the Struggle for Political Rights -- 17. Kenya: Women’s Suffrage and Political Participation as Voters -- 18. Nigeria: Women’s Suffrage, Change, and Continuities in Political Participation -- 19. Cameroon: Early Mobilization and Limited Impact of Women’s Suffrage -- 20. Zimbabwe: Women’s Mass Movement and Violence -- 21. China: Women’s Political Rights Advocacy -- 22. Indonesia: Local Advocacy for Suffrage -- 23. Malaysia: Middle-Equality Trap -- 24. Sri Lanka: Struggle for Franchise -- 25. Czech Republic: Nationalism, Suffrage, and Political Participation -- 26. Russia: The Great War and Women’s Political Rights -- 27. Bolivia: Parity, Empowerment, and Institutional Change -- 28. Cuba: Women’s Complicated Political Participation and Representation -- 29. Uruguay: Slow Progress in Women’s Political Representation -- 30. United States: Gendered Institutions, Processes, and Outcomes -- 31. Sweden: An Incremental Process -- 32. France: The Republic Tested by Parity -- 33. Australia: Uneven Progress toward Equality in Women’s Political Rights -- 34. Jordan: Quotas and Change in Women’s Political Representation -- 35. Tunisia: Changing Patterns of Women’s Representation -- 36. Israel: A Century of Political Involvement -- 37. Mauritius: Still a Long Journey Ahead -- 38. Rwanda: Women’s Political Representation and Its Consequences -- 39. Uganda: Achievements and Challenges for Women in Elected Office -- 40. Niger: Patterns of Women’s Political Presence Since Independence -- 41. Ghana: Stalled Patterns of Women’s Parliamentary Representation -- 42. South Korea: Women’s Political Representation -- 43. Taiwan: Asia’s Exception -- 44. Myanmar: Women’s Political Life -- 45. India: A Contradictory Record -- 46. Poland: Regime Transformation and Women’s Political Representation -- 47. Slovenia: From Socialist Legacies to Legislative Gender Quotas -- 48. Mongolia: Transformation of Women’s Representation -- 49. Armenia: Persistent Gender Stereotypes
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