Women and Politics in a Global World

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Women and Politics in a Global World, Third Edition, is the only text that offers a cross-national and comparative examination of the impact of women on politics--and the impact of politics on women. Sarah L. Henderson and Alana S. Jeydel carefully consider women's participation in institutionalized politics, social protest, and nationalist, fundamentalist, and revolutionary movements.

To help make the material more accessible to students, the authors unify their discussions around four core areas:

* The assurance of women's safety and autonomy

* Reproductive rights and health care for mothers and children

* Equal access to employment and public resources

* Women's access to political institutions and positions of authority

Author Biography

Sarah L. Henderson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Oregon State University.

Alana S. Jeydel is Professor of Political Science at American River College.

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with a Conclusion and For More Information.
1. Women and Institutional Politics
Women and Voting
The Expansion of Suffrage
Women's Political Participation
Paths and Barriers to Political Office
The Impact of Female Legislators, Bureaucrats, and Executives
Women in Legislatures, Parliaments, and Cabinets
Women as Executives
Advancing Women's Equality
2. Women and Noninstitutional Politics
Defining Social Movements, Interest Groups, and Women's Movements
Why Do Women's Movements and Organizations Form?
Why Do Women Join Women's Movements and Organizations?
Strategies and Tactics
The Impact of Women's Movements
The Rise of Extremist Nationalist and Religious Fundamentalist Movements
3. Women and Revolutionary Movements
Defining Revolutions
Why Do Women Join Revolutionary Movements?
Marxist Revolutionary Movements
Liberal/Democratization Movements
Religious Fundamentalist Movements
Revolutionary Strategies and Tactics
The Revolution's Impact on Women
Marxist Revolutionary Movements
Liberal/Democratization Movements
Religious Fundamentalist Movements
The Arab Spring
4. Women and Employment
The Debate over Equal Employment Policies
Policy Areas
Equal Pay
Equality in Hiring, Promotion, and Firing
Sexual Harassment
Retirement Income
Advancing Women's Equality
5. Women, Work, and Family
The Debate over Reconciliation Policies
Policy Areas
Parental Leave Policies and Family Allowances
Early Childhood Education and Care
Advancing Women's Equality
6. Abortion Politics
The Debate over Reproductive Rights and Abortion
The United States
The Netherlands
General Themes
Advancing Women's Equality
7. Gender, Development, and International Organizations
The Argument for Gender Equality
The Status of Gender Equality
International Development: Designing Policy to Promote Gender Equality
International Norms and Law
8. Women and the Global Economy
Women and Work
Women in the Global Assembly Line
Women and Migration
Rural Women, the Environment, and Sustainable Development
Women and Economic Crisis
Advancing Women's Equality
9. Women and Health
The Status of Women's Health
Women and Reproductive Health
The Problem of Boy Preference
Women and HIV
Advancing Women's Equality
10. Women and Education
The Status of Women and Education
Advancing Women's Equality
11. Women and Sexual Violence During War
The Intent of Sexual Violence
Incidents of Sexual Violence
The Former Yugoslavia
The Congo
Sierra Leone
The Impact of Sexual Violence on Women
Addressing Sexual Violence Against Women
Women as Combatants
What Happens to the Boys?
12. Women and Physical Autonomy
Female Genital Cutting
Virginity Tests
Women's Bodies as Whipping Posts
Addressing Women's Physical Autonomy

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