State Feminism and Political Representation
Edited by Joni Lovenduski
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State Feminism and Political Representation by Joni Lovenduski
Book DescriptionHow can women maximise their political influence? Does state feminism enhance the political representation of women? Should feminism be established in state institutions to treat women's concerns? Written by experts in the field, this 2005 book uses an innovative model of political influence to construct answers to these and other questions in the long-running debate over the political representation of women. The book assesses how states respond to women's demands for political representation both in terms of their inclusion as actors and the consideration of their interests in the decision making process. Debates on the issue vary from country to country, depending on institutional structures, women's movements and other factors, and this book offered the first comparative account of the subject. The authors analyse eleven democracies in Europe and North America and present comprehensive research from the 1960s to the present.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521852227
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joni Lovenduski
State Feminism and Political Representation, Paperback (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, University of London. She is author of Women and European Politics (1986) and Feminising Politics (1995) and editor of Feminism and Politics (2000). She has co-authored and co-edited a number of other books and has published numerous papers, articles and chapters on gender and politics.
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