By (author) Joni Lovenduski
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Feminizing politics by Joni Lovenduski
Book DescriptionFeminists have long argued that the presence of women in politics provides a means of articulating womena s perspectives and issues. As the number of female MPs increases, it is often claimed that the nature of politics itself will be transformed. But are we really witnessing the feminization of politics? Do women make a difference to political life and, if so, under what circumstances? In this fascinating new book, Joni Lovenduski seeks to answer these questions by exploring the changes in the political representation of women since the 1960s. Focusing primarily on the UK, but drawing on examples from other political systems, Lovenduski goes on to consider how institutions, processes and procedures are affected by the changing number of women in politics. She explores what is at stake when we try to achieve equality of women and men in public office, and draws out the ways in which the constraints and possibilities for political action are gendered. Feminizing Politics makes a vital contribution to debates about the role of women in politics today. It will be of interest to students and scholars of comparative politics and gender studies as well as the interested general reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745624624
(223mm x 139mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joni Lovenduski
State Feminism and Political Representation, Hardback (November 2005)
This 2005 book offers an assessment of the impact of women's movements on public policy.
Feminizing politics, Paperback (December 2004)
Feminists have long argued that the presence of women in politics provides a means of articulating womena s perspectives and issues. As the number of female MPs increases, it is often claimed that the nature of politics itself will be transformed.
Political Recruitment, Paperback (November 1994)
This book examines the relative dearth of women, black and working-class Members of Parliament, and whether this evident social bias matters for political representation.
New Politics of Abortion, Paperback (August 1986)» View all books by Joni Lovenduski
The abortion issue is not easily integrated into party doctrines and consequently has been marginalized except where effective pressure groups have intervened. This title compares the reactions of eight Western political systems to demands for abortion legislation.
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Author Biography - Joni Lovenduski
Joni Lovenduski is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, London.
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