The Resource Women and politics around the world : a comparative history and survey, Joyce Gelb, Marian Lief Palley, editors

Women and politics around the world : a comparative history and survey, Joyce Gelb, Marian Lief Palley, editors

Label
Women and politics around the world : a comparative history and survey
Title
Women and politics around the world
Title remainder
a comparative history and survey
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Gelb, Marian Lief Palley, editors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A unique two-volume examination of the progress women have made in achieving political equality, Women and Politics around the World addresses both transnational and gender-related issues as well as specific conditions in more than 20 different countries. Women have made significant progress toward equal political representation in the United States and around the world, but true equality may be a long way away. Though women represent more than half of the world's population, they account for only 15 percent of its elected officials, and their particular concerns often go unaddressed in the political sphere. Women and Politics around the World: A Comparative History and Survey is an exploration of the role of women in political systems worldwide, as well as an examination of how government actions in various countries impact the lives of the female population. Women and Politics around the World divides its coverage into two volumes. The first looks at such crucial issues facing women today as health policy, civil rights, and education, comparing conditions around the world. The second volume profiles 22 different countries, representing a broad range of governments, economies, and cultures. Each profile looks at the history and current state of women's political and economic participation in a particular country, and includes an in-depth look at a representative policy. The result is a resource unlike any other - one that gives students, researchers, and other interested readers a fresh new way of investigating a truly global issue. This title features: topical essays on a broad range of gender-related policy issues, written by international scholars; focused explorations of women's political and economic progress in more than 20 individual countries; more than 70 photographs of both elected officials and women from all walks of life in countries around the world; more than 50 tables and charts presenting relevant data; and, approximately 20 sidebars
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236
LC item number
.W5876 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1940-
  • 1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gelb, Joyce
  • Palley, Marian Lief
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Women in politics
  • Women's rights
  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Frauenemanzipation
  • Frauenpolitik
  • Politische Beteiligung
  • Internationaler Vergleich
  • Vergleichende politische Wissenschaft
  • Frau
  • Frauenforschung
  • Vergleichende politische Wissenschaft
Label
Women and politics around the world : a comparative history and survey, Joyce Gelb, Marian Lief Palley, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v.1. Issues -- Some theoretical perspectives on women in the modern world / Claire E. Rasmussen -- Women and globalization / Candace C. Archer -- Political development and women's status around the world / Farida Jalazai -- Economic development and women / Ranjeeta Basu -- Education for women in comparative perspective / Candice D. Ortbals -- Candidate gender quotas / Mona Lena Krook -- Sexual rights as human rights : resituating feminist analysis of sexual violence in wartime / Jennifer Gaboury -- Carrying the world on her back : reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and women's rights -- Breast-feeding practices, policies, and politics in a global context / Karen M. Kedrowski, Michael E. Lipscomb -- Political pathways to child care policy : the role of gender in state-building / Kristin A. Goss, Shauna L. Shames -- Violence against women / S. Laurel Weldon -- Trafficking and the international market in women and girls / Amy Risley -- Women and microfinance / Susan R. Jones --
  • v. 2. Country profiles -- Argentina's women : don't cry for us / Magda Hinojosa -- State-society nexus and gender : Armenian women in postcommunist context / Anna Ohanyan -- Australian women : repertoires of change / Gwen Gray, Marian Sawer -- Women and politics in Canada : more image than substance / Alexandra Dobrowolsky -- Chinese women : a social context analysis for understanding gender equality in China / Zhongxin Sun -- Women in Danish politics : challenges to the notion of gender equality / Christina Fiig -- Women in El Salvador : continuing to struggle / Irina Carlota Silber, Jocelyn Viterna -- German women and the quest for gender equality / Nicole Richardt -- India's women : problems, prospects, and progress / Tinaz Pavri -- Japanese women : in pursuit of gender equality / Sherry L. Martin -- A mosaic of women's lives in Mexico / Linda S. Stevenson -- The Middle East and North Africa : social change and women's rights / Valentine M. Moghadam -- From mobilization to organization : women in Mozambique / Jennifer Leigh Disney -- From pioneers to players : women in the Netherlands / Monique Leyenaar -- Beauty troubles : gender and difference in Nigeria's developing democracy / Rita Kiki Edozie -- Russian women : seeking a place in Russian society / Carol Nechemias -- Women in Spain : many goals still to be reached / Celia Valiente -- Women in Swedish politics : an irreversible model of gender equality? / Lenita Freidenvall -- Women in Switzerland : from backwardness to uneven progress / Gesine Fuchs -- Women in Taiwan : the opportunities and limits of socioeconomic and political change for women's empowerment / Cal Clark and Janet Clark -- Thailand : approaches to the gender paradox / Elin Bjarnegård -- Women in the United States / Sarah E. Brewer
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xxxii, 657, I-45 pages)
Isbn
9781851099887
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213444818
  • (OCoLC)ocn213444818
Label
Women and politics around the world : a comparative history and survey, Joyce Gelb, Marian Lief Palley, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v.1. Issues -- Some theoretical perspectives on women in the modern world / Claire E. Rasmussen -- Women and globalization / Candace C. Archer -- Political development and women's status around the world / Farida Jalazai -- Economic development and women / Ranjeeta Basu -- Education for women in comparative perspective / Candice D. Ortbals -- Candidate gender quotas / Mona Lena Krook -- Sexual rights as human rights : resituating feminist analysis of sexual violence in wartime / Jennifer Gaboury -- Carrying the world on her back : reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and women's rights -- Breast-feeding practices, policies, and politics in a global context / Karen M. Kedrowski, Michael E. Lipscomb -- Political pathways to child care policy : the role of gender in state-building / Kristin A. Goss, Shauna L. Shames -- Violence against women / S. Laurel Weldon -- Trafficking and the international market in women and girls / Amy Risley -- Women and microfinance / Susan R. Jones --
  • v. 2. Country profiles -- Argentina's women : don't cry for us / Magda Hinojosa -- State-society nexus and gender : Armenian women in postcommunist context / Anna Ohanyan -- Australian women : repertoires of change / Gwen Gray, Marian Sawer -- Women and politics in Canada : more image than substance / Alexandra Dobrowolsky -- Chinese women : a social context analysis for understanding gender equality in China / Zhongxin Sun -- Women in Danish politics : challenges to the notion of gender equality / Christina Fiig -- Women in El Salvador : continuing to struggle / Irina Carlota Silber, Jocelyn Viterna -- German women and the quest for gender equality / Nicole Richardt -- India's women : problems, prospects, and progress / Tinaz Pavri -- Japanese women : in pursuit of gender equality / Sherry L. Martin -- A mosaic of women's lives in Mexico / Linda S. Stevenson -- The Middle East and North Africa : social change and women's rights / Valentine M. Moghadam -- From mobilization to organization : women in Mozambique / Jennifer Leigh Disney -- From pioneers to players : women in the Netherlands / Monique Leyenaar -- Beauty troubles : gender and difference in Nigeria's developing democracy / Rita Kiki Edozie -- Russian women : seeking a place in Russian society / Carol Nechemias -- Women in Spain : many goals still to be reached / Celia Valiente -- Women in Swedish politics : an irreversible model of gender equality? / Lenita Freidenvall -- Women in Switzerland : from backwardness to uneven progress / Gesine Fuchs -- Women in Taiwan : the opportunities and limits of socioeconomic and political change for women's empowerment / Cal Clark and Janet Clark -- Thailand : approaches to the gender paradox / Elin Bjarnegård -- Women in the United States / Sarah E. Brewer
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xxxii, 657, I-45 pages)
Isbn
9781851099887
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213444818
  • (OCoLC)ocn213444818

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