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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
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. Preface Acknowledgments PART I. WOMEN IMPACTING POLITICS 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 PART II. GENDERING PUBLIC POLICY 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 Ireland The United States The Netherlands General Themes Advancing Women's Equality PART III. PARTICIPATION AND PROTEST IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY 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 Globalization 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 Tanzania 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 Notes Bibliography Index