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

Author: Torild Skard
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when a woman--Angela Merkel--is arguably the most powerful leader in Europe and another--Hillary Clinton--looks continuously poised for the U.S. presidency, it seems that women have broken through the glass ceiling and begun to populate the highest offices of the political world. This book is a testament to that feat, offering a comprehensive overview of female presidents and prime ministers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Torild Skard
ISBN: 9781447315780 1447315782 9781447315803 1447315804
OCLC Number: 880196349
Language Note: Translation of the Norwegian title "Maktens kvinner : verdens kvinnelige presidenter og statsministre, 1960-2010, published by Universitetsforlaget, 2012.
Notes: Translation of: Maktens kvinner.
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2015
Description: xiii, 585 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Breakthrough on several continents --
Women in politics : background, approaches, research --
Western industrial countries (I) : women are able, in various ways --
"Roaring She-Tigers" in South Asia --
Equilibrists in East Asia --
Machismo, marianismo and modernism in Latin America --
Lopsided democracies in the Caribbean --
"Big Chiefs" in sub-Saharan African --
Eastern Bloc : from communism to capitalism --
Western industrial countries (II) : womanpower and defeat --
Where women came to power : summary of the regional chapters --
When women made it to the top : overview, variation, trends.
Other Titles: Maktens kvinner.
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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