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Women in power : world leaders since 1960

Author: Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv; Bruce Olav Solheim
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How can the United States fancy itself the bastion of women's liberation, yet have only 15 percent representation of women in power - and no female president to date? That is only one of the issues explored in this fascinating and timely book." "Women in Power profiles 22 women who have been world leaders since 1960, presenting their biographies within regional analyses that reveal not only the personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv; Bruce Olav Solheim
ISBN: 0275981908 9780275981907
OCLC Number: 67869935
Description: xiv, 179 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Theory --
Africa and the Middle East --
Asia --
Europe --
The Americas --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Gunhild Hoogensen and Bruce O. Solheim ; foreword by Kim Campbell.
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Presents profiles of 22 women who have been world leaders since 1960. This work contains biographies of the political leaders, embedded within regional analyses that reveal the personal circumstances  Read more...

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