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The Resource Gender and party politics

Gender and party politics

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Gender and party politics
Title
Gender and party politics
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the first systematic study of how political parties have responded to women's claims for representation. Experts on gender and politics represent 11 liberal democracies including Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United States
  • This book is the first systematic study of how political parties have responded to women's claims for representation. It brings together the work of experts on gender and politics in 11 liberal democracies including Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United States. By the end of the 1970s party systems in most liberal democracies were under pressure to devise strategies to bring women into the political system and to present policies aimed at bringing about sex equality in social life. Gender and Party Politics shows that responses varied by system and ideology but, by the beginning of the 1990s, most political parties had policies to enhance the representation of women. Moreover, parties accommodated women at the same time as they implemented new systems of candidate selection, new means of policymaking and other organizational reforms. Gender is now an explicit issue for many political parties, and the way it is treated gives a good insight into the imperatives of party politics. This study of women's progress illuminates such important aspects of party politics as the nature of cultural and institutional restraints, the pitfalls of modernization and democratization, the role of ideology, the impact of electoral systems and the significance of party organization. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
UkLiU
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lovenduski, Joni
  • Norris, Pippa
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  • Women in politics
  • Political parties
Label
Gender and party politics
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-349) 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
Introduction: the dynamics of gender and party / Joni Lovenduski -- Two steps forward, one step back: women and the Australian Party System / Marian Simms -- Gender and party politics in Britain / Pippa Norris and Joni Lovenduski -- Making her way in: women, parties and candidacies in Canada / Lynda Erickson -- Transformation or modernization: the rhetoric and reality of gender and party politics in France / Andrew Appleton and Amy G. Mazur -- Party change and women's representation in Unified Germany / Eva Kolinsky -- Party politics and gender in the Republic of Ireland / Yvonne Galligan -- A Pàrtitocrazia' without women: the case of the Italian party system / Marila Guadagnini -- A battle for power: selecting candidates in the Netherlands / Monique Leijenaar -- Ending the male political hegemony: the Norwegian experience / Hege Skjeie -- The politics of increased women's representation: the Swedish case / Diane Sainsbury -- Party decline, party transformation and gender politics: the USA / Barbara C. Burrell -- Conclusions: comparing legislative recruitment / Pippa Norris
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 358 pages
Isbn
9780803986602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Gender and party politics
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-349) 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
Introduction: the dynamics of gender and party / Joni Lovenduski -- Two steps forward, one step back: women and the Australian Party System / Marian Simms -- Gender and party politics in Britain / Pippa Norris and Joni Lovenduski -- Making her way in: women, parties and candidacies in Canada / Lynda Erickson -- Transformation or modernization: the rhetoric and reality of gender and party politics in France / Andrew Appleton and Amy G. Mazur -- Party change and women's representation in Unified Germany / Eva Kolinsky -- Party politics and gender in the Republic of Ireland / Yvonne Galligan -- A Pàrtitocrazia' without women: the case of the Italian party system / Marila Guadagnini -- A battle for power: selecting candidates in the Netherlands / Monique Leijenaar -- Ending the male political hegemony: the Norwegian experience / Hege Skjeie -- The politics of increased women's representation: the Swedish case / Diane Sainsbury -- Party decline, party transformation and gender politics: the USA / Barbara C. Burrell -- Conclusions: comparing legislative recruitment / Pippa Norris
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 358 pages
Isbn
9780803986602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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