Women, Gender, and Politics: A Reader

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Oxford University Press, 2010 - Political Science - 360 pages
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Women, Gender, and Politics brings together both classic and recent readings on central topics in the study of gender and politics, and places an emphasis on comparing developed and developing countries. Genuinely international in its focus, the book is divided into six sections to reflect the range of research in the subfield: (1) women and social movements, (2) women and political parties, (3) women, gender, and elections, (4) women, gender, and political representation, (5) women, gender, and social policies, and (6) women, gender, and the state. Each section serves as an introduction to general trends in thinking about women and politics, and the readings capture the ways that research has developed both thematically and chronologically in all of the six broad areas. The volume's innovative design, global approach, and comprehensive coverage make it an ideal teaching book and a valuable resource for students and scholars throughout the world.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
3
Women and Social Movements
19
Women and Political Parties
79
Women Gender and Elections
125
Women Gender and Political Representation
183
Women Gender and Social Policies
241
Women Gender and the State
291
CREDITS
347
INDEX
351
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Mona Lena Krook is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Sarah Childs is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol.

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