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Women in African parliaments

Author: Gretchen Bauer; Hannah Evelyn Britton
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, ©2006.
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:"Working together across religious, ethnic, and class divisions, African women are helping to formulate legislation and foster democraties more inclusive of women's interests. Women in African Parliaments explores this phenomenon, examining the impact and experiences of African women as they seek increased representation in national legislatures. The authors' carefully constructed case studies allow cross-national  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Women in African parliaments.
Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, ©2006
(OCoLC)647626071
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen Bauer; Hannah Evelyn Britton
ISBN: 1588264270 9781588264275
OCLC Number: 61169594
Description: viii, 237 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Women in African parliaments : a continental shift? / Gretchen Bauer and Hannah E. Britton --
Mozambique : empowering women through family law / Jennifer Leigh Disney --
South Africa : mainstreaming gender in a new democracy / Hannah E. Britton --
Namibia : losing ground without mandatory quotas / Gretchen Bauer --
Uganda : agents of change for women's advancement? / Aili Mari Tripp --
Rwanda : achieving equality or serving an authoritarian state? / Timothy Longman --
Senegal : contending with religious constraints / Lucy Creevey --
The virtuous circle of representation : women in African parliaments / Shireen Hassim.
Responsibility: edited by Gretchen Bauer, Hannah E. Britton.
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Working together across religious, ethnic, and class divisions, African women are helping to formulate legislation and foster democracies more inclusive of women's interests. This book explores this  Read more...

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A thoughtful analysis of the factors conducive to women's participation in Africa's legislatures and what impact women actually have on policies... well researched, well written. - April Gordon, Read more...

 
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