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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, 2014.
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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, organised by chronology and geography written by an experienced politician and academic.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Skard, Torild, 1936-
Women of power
(OCoLC)880196349
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Torild Skard
ISBN: 9781447315797 1447315790 9781447316374 1447316371 9781447315889 144731588X
OCLC Number: 886539891
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: When patterns break --
Dynamics of change --
World history --
Complete overview --
Biographies --
Varied information --
Plan of the book --
One. Breakthrough on several continents --
Sirimavo Bandaranaike: first woman in Ceylon --
India's Èmpress' Indira Gandhi --
Golda Meir takes charge --
and Dalia Itzik follows --
Dancer Isabel Peron takes over in Argentina --
Friend of the Central African Republic's dictator: Elisabeth Domitien --
Game of chance --
Two. Women in politics: background, approaches, research --
Glimpses back in time --
The United Nations --
Changing world --
Political structures and actors --
Three. Western industrial countries (I): women are able --
in various ways --
The world's first democracies --
Margaret Thatcher: Conservative Iron Lady --
Solitary swallows in Malta and Portugal: Agatha Barbara and Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo --
Vigdis Finnbogadottir and Icelandic red stockings --
Norway's M̀other', Gro Harlem Brundtland. Rising wave of feminism --
Four. R̀oaring She-Tigers' in South Asia --
Poor and populous South Asia --
Benazir Bhutto: daughter of the East --
Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh --
Epilogue in India: Pratibha Patil --
Chandrika Kumaratunga of Sri Lanka --
Dynasties and violence --
Five. Equilibrists in East Asia --
Manifold island realms --
Cory Aquino, the Philippines' number one --
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the Philippines' number two --
Megawati and Moslem men in Indonesia --
When a dictator falls --
Han Myung-sook: on her own merits in South Korea --
Six. Machismo, marianismo and modernism in Latin America --
Violeta Chamorro: Peace Dove in Nicaragua --
Third wave of democratisation --
Bolivian revolutionary: Lidia Gueiler Tejada --
Janet Jagan: from Chicago to Guyana --
Panama's ǹew dawn': Mireya Moscoso --
Beatriz Merino: independent woman in Peru --
Unlikely pioneer in Chile: Michelle Bachelet --
Cristina Fernandez follows up in Argentina. Pink Wave in Costa Rica and Brazil: Laura Chinchilla and Dilma Rousseff --
Behind a successful woman is a strong man --
Seven. Lopsided democracies in the Caribbean --
British heritage and male networks --
Eugenia Charles: a Caribbean matriarch --
Three Haitian women in the turmoil: Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, Claudette Werleigh and Michele Pierre-Louis --
Portia Simpson-Miller: up and down in Jamaica --
Kamla Persad-Bissessar in Trinidad and Tobago --
Male-dominated democracy --
Eight. B̀ig Chiefs' in sub-Saharan Africa --
Ruth Perry ends Liberia's civil war --
Authoritarian rule in poor countries --
Explosion in Rwanda and Burundi: Agatha Uwlingiyimana and Sylvie Kinigi --
Mame Madior Boye: change of elites in Senegal --
Political squeeze in Sao Tome and Principe: Maria das Neves and Maria do Carmo Silveira --
Luisa Diogo: assistant to the boss in Mozambique --
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the top in Liberia --
Rose Rogombe, Gabon's master of ceremonies. Overshadowed by B̀ig Chiefs' --
Nine. Eastern Bloc: from communism to capitalism --
Liberation becomes oppression --
Satellites and collapse --
Croatia's Milka Planinc and Jadranka Kosor --
Sh̀ock therapy' in the East --
Lithuanian relay: Kazimiera Prunskiene and Dalia Grybauskaite --
Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, the last head of East Germany --
Polish compromise: Hanna Suchocka --
Latvia's queen: Vaira Vike-Freiberga --
Reneta Indzhova: Bulgarian episode --
Rose Revolution with Nino Burjanadze --
Yulia Tymoshenko: Ukraine's Orange Princess --
C̀ommunism' in Moldova: Zinaida Greceanii --
Iveta Radicova, sociologist in Slovakia --
Patriarchy continues --
No women at the top: Russia --
Ten. Western industrial countries (II): womanpower and defeat --
Irish surprise: Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese --
Edith Cresson: caught in a French trap --
Kim Campbell: an impossible task in Canada --
Ambitious Turkish economist: Tansu Ciller. Women's top two in New Zealand: Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark --
Switzerland lets women in: Ruth Dreifuss, Micheline Calmy-Rey and Doris Leuthard --
Finland's three national leaders: Tarja Halonen, Anneli Jaatteenmaki and Mari Kiviniemi --
Angela Merkel: the world's quiet leader --
Johanna Siguroardottir rescues the Saga island --
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard under attack --
Breakers, walls and rising tide --
Eleven. Where women came to power: summary of the regional chapters --
Western countries --
Eastern countries (former Eastern Bloc) --
Latin America and the Caribbean --
Asia --
Sub-Saharan Africa --
Where women did not go to the top --
Twelve. When women made it to the top: overview, variation, trends --
Remarkable and limited --
Favourable conditions --
Well-equipped women --
Struggling upwards --
More or less power --
Women's leadership --
Woman-friendly democracy.
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