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Women, Gender, and Politics

Women, Gender, and Politics

A Reader

  • Author: Mona Lena Krook,Sarah Childs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195368800
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 360
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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.

Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party

Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party

From Iron Lady to Kitten Heels

  • Author: S. Childs,P. Webb
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 023035422X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 299
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As leader of the Conservative party, David Cameron inherited a multi-faceted gender problem: only 17 women MPs; an unhappy women's organization; electorally uncompetitive policies 'for women'; and a party which was seemingly unattractive to women voters. This book is an account of the feminization of the party since 2005.

Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport

A Reader

  • Author: Sheila Scraton
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415259521
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
  • View: 2843
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With contributions from many of the world's leading experts on the sociology of sport, this volume brings together influential articles that confront and illuminate issues of gender and sexuality in sport.

Women, Gender, and Terrorism

Women, Gender, and Terrorism

  • Author: Laura Sjoberg,Caron E. Gentry
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820335835
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
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In the last decade the world has witnessed a rise in women's participation in terrorism. Women, Gender, and Terrorism explores women's relationship with terrorism, with a keen eye on the political, gender, racial, and cultural dynamics of the contemporary world. Throughout most of the twentieth century, it was rare to hear about women terrorists. In the new millennium, however, women have increas­ingly taken active roles in carrying out suicide bombings, hijacking air­planes, and taking hostages in such places as Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, and Chechnya. These women terrorists have been the subject of a substantial amount of media and scholarly attention, but the analysis of women, gender, and terrorism has been sparse and riddled with stereotypical thinking about women's capabilities and motivations. In the first section of this volume, contributors offer an overview of women's participation in and relationships with contemporary terrorism, and a historical chapter traces their involvement in the politics and conflicts of Islamic societies. The next section includes empirical and theoretical analysis of terrorist movements in Chechnya, Kashmir, Palestine, and Sri Lanka. The third section turns to women's involvement in al Qaeda and includes critical interrogations of the gendered media and the scholarly presentations of those women. The conclusion offers ways to further explore the subject of gender and terrorism based on the contributions made to the volume. Contributors to Women, Gender, and Terrorism expand our understanding of terrorism, one of the most troubling and complicated facets of the modern world.

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

  • Author: David Coates
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019976431X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1056
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Provides students and scholars with a valuable reference source in the field of American Politics. The Companion will equip readers with a deep understanding of the complex interaction between governmental institutions and processes and the wider American economy and society that they govern.

The Impact of Gender Quotas

The Impact of Gender Quotas

  • Author: Susan Franceschet,Mona Lena Krook,Jennifer M. Piscopo
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199830096
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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The Impact of Gender Quotas is a theory-building and comparative exercise in elaborating concepts commonly used to analyze the broad impacts of gender quotas. Using a conceptual framework based upon descriptive, substantive and symbolic dimensions of representation, the book presents case studies from twelve countries in Western Europe, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

Women and Elective Office

Women and Elective Office

Past, Present, and Future

  • Author: Sue Thomas,Clyde Wilcox
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199363757
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency, women's representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of government.

Gender and Planning

Gender and Planning

A Reader

  • Author: Susan S. Fainstein,Lisa J. Servon
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813534992
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 313
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Increasingly, experts recognize that gender has affected urban planning and the design of the spaces where we live and work. Too often, urban and suburban spaces support stereotypically male activities and planning methodologies reflect a male-dominated society. To document and analyze the connection between gender and planning, the editors of this volume have assembled an interdisciplinary collection of influential essays by leading scholars. Contributors point to the ubiquitous single-family home, which prevents women from sharing tasks or pooling services. Similarly, they argue that public transportation routes are usually designed for the (male) worker's commute from home to the central city, and do not help the suburban dweller running errands. In addition to these practical considerations, many contributors offer theoretical perspectives on issues such as planning discourse and the construction of concepts of rationality. While the essays call for an awareness of gender in matters of planning, they do not over-simplify the issue by moving toward a single feminist solution. Contributors realize that not all women gravitate toward communal opportunities, that many women now share the supposedly male commute, and that considerations of race and class need to influence planning as well. Among various recommendations, contributors urge urban planners to provide opportunities that facilitate women's needs, such as childcare on the way to work and jobs that are decentralized so that women can be close to their children. Bringing together the most important writings of the last twenty-five years, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of planning theory as well as anyone concerned with gender and diversity.

Fortune Is a Woman

Fortune Is a Woman

Gender and Politics in the Thought of Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Author: Hanna Fenichel Pitkin
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226669922
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 374
  • View: 6431
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"Hanna Pitkin's study of Machiavelli was the first to place gender systematically at the center of its exploration of his political thought. Rife with contradictions, Machiavelli's writings have led commentators to characterize him as everything from a civic republican to a proto-fascist. Acknowledging these contradictions, Pitkin shows that they reflect three distinct ways of thinking about politics, each of which is tied to a different understanding of "manhood." In a new Afterword, Pitkin discusses the book's critical reception and situates its arguments in the context of recent interpretations of Machiavelli's thought."--Jacket.