Representing Women in Parliament
a Comparative Study
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Representing Women in Parliament by Marian Sawer
Book DescriptionThe first book-length treatment of the political representation of women in countries with parliamentary systems based on the Westminster model. Written by a major international team of authors, this new study features twelve chapters on both new and established parliaments, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It tests the latest theories about women's political representation within Westminster style assemblies and is organized into three key sections that: * examine the extent to which the descriptive representation of women in the 'old' Westminster parliaments has progressed in recent years, and the factors which have enhanced or impeded development. * explore the relationship between the numbers of women elected and the substantive representation of women - or the extent that women 'act for' women. * review the recent experiences of four 'new' Westminster parliaments (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Nunavut) and evaluate the political opportunities for women provided by the creation of new institutions. This new comparative study will be of great interest to students and researchers of legislative studies and of gender politics and gender studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415393164
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marian Sawer
Making Women Count, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Marian Sawer
In 1972 the Womens Electoral Lobby changed the political agenda forever. Australian political parties began producing womens policies, equal employment acts were passed, womens policy units were set up in government and womens services were funded.
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Author Biography - Marian Sawer
Marian Sawer leads the Democratic Audit of Australia at the Australian National University and chairs the Research Committee on Gender, Politics and Policy of the International Political Science Association. Manon Tremblay is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Research Centre on Women and Politics at the University of Ottawa. Linda Trimble is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta.
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