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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.
Mona Krook is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Washington University.
Sarah Childs is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol.
Table of Contents
|Women, Gender, and Politics: An Introduction||p. 3|
|Women and Social Movements|
|Mobilization without Emancipation? Women's Interests, the State, and Revolution in Nicaragua||p. 21|
|Beyond Compare? Women's Movements in Comparative Perspective||p. 29|
|Women's Movements and Democratic Transition in Chile, Brazil East Germany, and Poland||p. 37|
|Protest Moves inside Institutions||p. 47|
|Do Interest Groups Represent the Disadvantaged? Advocacy at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender||p. 55|
|Translating the Global: Effects of Transnational Organizing on Local Feminist Discourses and Practices in Latin America||p. 63|
|Cross-Regional Trends in Female Terrorism||p. 71|
|Women and Political Parties|
|The Dynamics of Gender and Party||p. 81|
|Theorizing Feminist Strategy and Party Responsiveness||p. 87|
|Building a Base: Women in Local Party Politics||p. 89|
|Women's Political Representation in Sweden: Discursive Politics and Institutional Presence||p. 97|
|The Problem with Patronage: Constraints on Women's Political Effectiveness in Uganda||p. 107|
|Feminist Political Organization in Iceland: Some Reflections on the Experience of Kwenna Frambothid||p. 117|
|Women, Gender, and Elections|
|The Developmental Theory of the Gender Gap: Women's and Men's Voting Behavior in Global Perspective||p. 127|
|Puzzles in Political Recruitment||p. 135|
|Entering the Arena? Gender and the Decision to Run for Office||p. 141|
|Party Elites and Women Candidates: The Shape of Bias||p. 151|
|Women's Representation in Parliament: The Role of Political Parties||p. 159|
|Explaining Women's Legislative Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa||p. 167|
|Quotas as a "Fast Track" to Equal Representation for Women: Why Scandinavia Is No Longer the Model||p. 175|
|Women, Gender, and Political Representation|
|Quotas for Women||p. 185|
|Representation and Social Perspective||p. 193|
|Should Blacks Represent Blacks and Women Represent Women? A Contingent "Yes"||p. 201|
|Preferable Descriptive Representatives: Will Just Any Woman, Black, or Latino Do?||p. 215|
|From a Small to a Large Minority: Women in Scandinavian Politics||p. 225|
|Beyond Bodies: Institutional Sources of Representation for Women in Democratic Policymaking||p. 231|
|Women, Gender, and Social Policies|
|Sex, Gender and Leadership in the Representation of Women||p. 243|
|Congressional Enactments of Race-Gender: Toward a Theory of Raced-Gendered Institutions||p. 251|
|Taking Problems Apart||p. 263|
|Sex and the State in Latin America||p. 267|
|Beyond the Difference versus Equality Policy Debate: Postsuffrage Feminism, Citizenship, and the Quest for a Feminist Welfare State||p. 277|
|Is Mainstreaming Transformative? Theorizing Mainstreaming in the Context of Diversity and Deliberation||p. 283|
|Women, Gender, and the State|
|The Liberal State||p. 293|
|Gender and the State: Theories and Debates||p. 299|
|Gender in the Welfare State||p. 305|
|Interacting with the State: Feminist Strategies and Political Opportunities||p. 313|
|Introduction to Comparitive State Feminism||p. 319|
|State Feminism or Party Feminism? Feminist Politics and the Spanish Institute of Women||p. 327|
|When Power Relocates: Interactive Changes in Women's Movements and States||p. 335|
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