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Title State feminism and political representation / edited by Joni Lovenduski ; with Claudie Baudino [and others]
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 315 pages)
Contents Introduction: State feminism and the political representation of women / Joni Lovenduski -- Gendering political representation: debates and controversies in Austria / Regina Köpl -- The Belgian paradox: inclusion and exclusion of gender issues / Petra Meier -- A politics for presence: state feminism, women's movements and political representation in Finland / Anne Maria Holli, Johanna Kantola -- Gendering the republican system: debates on women's political representation in France / Claude Baudino -- WPAs and political representation in Germany / Lynn Kamenitsa, Brigitte Geissel -- Gendering the debate on political representation in Italy: a difficult challenge / Marila Guadagnini -- High tides in a low country: gendering political representation in the Netherlands / Jantine Oldersma -- The women's movement, gender equality agencies and central-state debates on political representation in Spain / Celia Valiente -- Party feminism, state feminism and women's representation in Sweden / Diane Sainsbury -- Party government and women's representation debates: the UK / Joni Lovenduski -- Women's policy agencies, the women's movement and representation in the USA / Janine A. Parry -- Conclusions: state feminism and political representation / Joni Lovenduski [and others]
Summary How 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 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 offers 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Feminism -- Political aspects.
Representative government and representation.
Form Electronic book
Author Baudino, Claudie.
Lovenduski, Joni.
LC no. 2006296097
ISBN 0511130635 (electronic bk.)
0511490992 (electronic bk.)
9780511130632 (electronic bk.)
9780511490996 (electronic bk.)
9780521617642 (paperback)