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Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe

Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe

Strategies, Challenges and Future Research

  • Author: Amy C. Alexander,Catherine Bolzendahl,Farida Jalalzai
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319640062
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 303
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This volume brings together leading gender and politics scholars to assess how women’s political empowerment can best be conceptualized and measured on a global scale. It argues that women’s political empowerment is a fundamental process of transformation for benchmarking and understanding all political empowerment gains across the globe. Chapters improve our global understanding of women's political empowerment through cross-national comparisons, a synthesis of methodological approaches across varied levels of politics, and attention to the ways gender intersects with myriad factors in shaping women’s political empowerment. This book is an indispensable resource for scholars of politics and gender, as well as being relevant to a global scholarly and policy community.

The Iberian Legislatures in Comparative Perspective

The Iberian Legislatures in Comparative Perspective

  • Author: Jorge M. Fernandes,Cristina Leston-Bandeira
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351065203
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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This comprehensive book analyses the development of the legislatures in the Iberian countries over the past 40 years, since democracy was introduced, to comparatively understand their role in these political systems and in sustaining their democratic systems. Sharing many historical developments and institutional characteristics, Spain and Portugal also present crucial differences, notably Spain’s pure parliamentary system, a King as Head of State and a quasi-federal structure, and Portugal’s semi-presidential democracy. Starting with a historical and institutional contextualization of these two legislatures, the book examines the most important organizational and behavioural features of legislative life in Iberian legislatures in a comparative perspective. It also shows how new legislatures develop resilience capacity to support lasting democratic systems as fully fledged institutionalized bodies. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of Spain and Portugal, legislative politics and parliamentarianism, and more broadly to European politics and comparative politics, journalists and practitioners.

Gender and Representation in Latin America

Gender and Representation in Latin America

  • Author: Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190851244
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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In the past thirty years, women's representation and gender equality has developed unevenly in Latin America. Some countries have experienced large increases in gender equality in political offices, whereas others have not, and even within countries, some political arenas have become more gender equal whereas others continue to exude intense gender inequality. These patterns are inconsistent with explanations of social and cultural improvements in gender equality leading to improved gender equality in political office. Gender and Representation in Latin America argues instead that gender inequality in political representation in Latin America is rooted in institutions and the democratic challenges and political crises facing Latin American countries and that these challenges matter for the number of women and men elected to office, what they do once there, how much power they gain access to, and how their presence and actions influence democracy and society more broadly. The book draws upon the expertise of top scholars of women, gender, and political institutions in Latin America to analyze the institutional and contextual causes and consequences of women's representation in Latin America. It does this in part 1 with chapters that analyze gender and political representation regionwide in each of five different "arenas of representation"-the presidency, cabinets, national legislatures, political parties, and subnational governments. In part 2, it provides chapters that analyze gender and representation in each of seven different countries-Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. The authors bring novel insights and impressive new data to their analyses, helping to make this one of the most comprehensive books on gender and political representation in Latin America today.

Trends in Gender Equality and Women’s Advancement

Trends in Gender Equality and Women’s Advancement

  • Author: Ms. Janet Gale Stotsky
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund
  • ISBN: 1498330312
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 62
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This paper examines trends in indicators of gender equality and women’s development, using evidence derived from individual indicators and gender equality indices. We extend both the United Nations Development Program’s Gender Development Index and Gender Inequality Index to examine time trends. In recent decades, the world has moved closer to gender equality and narrowed gaps in education, health, and economic and political opportunity; however, substantial differences remain, especially in South Asia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. The results suggest countries can make meaningful improvements in gender equality, even while significant income differences between countries remain.

Measuring Empowerment

Measuring Empowerment

Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

  • Author: Deepa Narayan-Parker
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821360574
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 475
  • View: 6238
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Large-scale poverty reduction depends on the effective empowerment of poor people themselves. This publication sets out a conceptual framework that can be used to monitor and evaluate empowerment programmes, based on papers written by practitioners and researchers in a wide variety of fields, including economics and political science, sociology and psychology, anthropology and demography. These papers draw on research and practical experience at different levels, from households to communities to nations and in various regions of the world.

Arab Spring and Arab Women

Arab Spring and Arab Women

  • Author: Muhamad Olimat
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317937376
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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This volume examines the role of Arab women in Arab Spring and their contribution to the ongoing process of change sweeping the region. The book begins with an examination of the process of democratization and its impediments in the Arab World since the Second World War. It then looks at the conditions that led to the upsurge of the so-called Arab Spring. Finally, it underscores women’s role as participants, organizers, leaders, but also as victims. The main thesis of the book is that while Arab women were an integral part of the revolutionary efforts within the Arab Spring paradigm, they did not benefit from their sacrifices. Although they continue to be part of the process of change, their gains, rights and scope for participation are still limited. If the expansion of women’s participation and the scope of their rights do not seem to be a priority for revolutionary forces, women have made remarkable achievements, especially in some Arab Spring countries such as Yemen and Libya. The book includes case studies of some Arab Spring countries and other countries influenced by developments: Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. It calls on revolutionary and reformist forces to give special attention to issues related to Arab women, as they are an indispensable pillar in the process of reform, development, peace and stability in the Middle East.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2008

The Global Gender Gap Report 2008

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: World Economic Forum
  • ISBN: 9295044096
  • Category: Sex discrimination
  • Page: 172
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"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, over time"--P. 3.

The World's Women, 2000

The World's Women, 2000

Trends and Statistics

  • Author: United Nations,United Nations. Statistical Division
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211614282
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 180
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New and updated statistics on population, the family, health, education and communication, work, and politics and human rights in relation to women.

‘For those who’ve come across the seas...’

‘For those who’ve come across the seas...’

Australian Multicultural Theory, Policy and Practice

  • Author: Andrew Jakubowicz, Christina Ho
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 1783081236
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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