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Women, politics, and power : a global perspective

Author: Pamela Marie Paxton; Melanie M Hughes
Publisher: Los Angeles : Pine Forge Press, ©2007.
Series: Sociology for a new century.
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"This book provides a clear, detailed, and current introduction to women's political representation across a wide range of countries and regions. Using broad statistical overviews and detailed case study accounts, the authors document both historical trends and the contemporary state of women's political strength in diverse countries. No other book offers such a thorough and multidisciplinary synthesis of research  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Marie Paxton; Melanie M Hughes
ISBN: 9781412927420 1412927420
OCLC Number: 71348673
Description: xvi, 379 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction to women in politics --
Women struggle for the vote : the history of women's suffrage --
Women struggle for representation : accessing positions of power --
Explaining the political representation of women- culture and social structure --
Explaining the political representation of women- politics --
Explaining the political representation of women- overarching factors --
Do women make a difference? --
All regions are not created equal --
Middle of the pack : women and politics in the United States --
Where do we go from here? and how do we get there?
Series Title: Sociology for a new century.
Responsibility: Pamela Paxton, Melanie M. Hughes.
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Provides an introduction to women's political representation across a range of countries and regions. Using statistical overviews and case-study accounts, this book presents both historical trends  Read more...

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