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Women of power : half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide

Author: Torild Skard
Publisher: Bristol : The Policy Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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El libro analiza el papel desempeñado por 73 mujeres presidentas y jefas de gobierno de todo el mundo, desde el año 1960 hasta el 2010, entre ellas: Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Golda Meir, Angela Merkel .. etc.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Torild Skard
ISBN: 9781447315803 1447315804
OCLC Number: 1026112423
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2015
Description: 585 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface;Introduction;Breakthrough on several continents;Women in politics;Western industrial countries I;`Roaring she-tigers' in South Asia;Equilibrists in East Asia;Machism, marianism, modernism in Latin America;Lopsided democracies in the Caribbean;`Big Chiefs' in sub-Saharan Africa;Eastern Bloc from communism to capitalism;Western industrial countries II;Where women rose to the top;When women made it.
Responsibility: Torild Skard.

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This unique book presents all 73 female presidents and prime ministers from around the world, from 1960 (when the first was elected) to 2010, through a series of fascinating case studies that discuss  Read more...

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"Women of Power is a valuable resource to those who seek an insight into the struggle women have faced in becoming leaders in their own right." LSE Review of Books "From the outset, it is clear that Read more...

 
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