Women and Politics in a Global World

ISBN-10: 0195388070

ISBN-13: 9780195388077

Edition: 2nd 2010

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The only global, comparative text on women in politics, Women and Politics in a Global World, Second Edition, is a thorough examination of the impact of women on politics--and the impact of politics on women. Whereas most texts on this topic assume an American perspective, this unique text takes a cross-national, comparative approach to women and politics. 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 break down the material and make it more accessible to students, the authors unify discussions of women's issues 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 including education, social services, and economic benefits * Women's access to political institutions and positions of authority They also explore women's rights in the broader context of international human rights and address issues confronting women in the world community, including economic development, war, and international law. In addition, the authors address the global explosion of women's activism in the post-World War II era. They illustrate the ways in which women are standing up not only for themselves but for other disempowered groups on behalf of equality, liberation, and better living conditions. Designed for courses in women and politics, Women and Politics in a Global World, Second Edition, is also an ideal supplement for women's studies and comparative politics courses. NEW TO THIS EDITION * Updates all data to reflect recent global issues and new political developments * Expands coverage of women's issues within Part III, featuring topics of high student interest * Integrates new discussions of many women's issues, including international trafficking, the increasing incidence of female soldiers in civil conflicts, the reintegration of child soldiers after war, global migration, and the impact of structural adjustment policies on women's access to education * Adds "Feature" boxes with profiles of individuals and organizations that have influenced women's issues * Provides new end-of-chapter "For More Information" sections listing resources for further learning (relevant books, memoirs, diaries, and websites)
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Women Impacting Politics
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
Conclusion
For More Information
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
Conclusion
For More Information
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
Political Impact
Economic Impact
Social Impact
Conclusion
For More Information
Gendering Public Policy
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
Conclusion
For More Information
Women, Work, and Family
The Debate over Reconciliation Policies
Policy Areas
Maternity, Parental, Paternity, and Family Leaves
Family Allowances
Early Childhood Education and Care
Advancing Women's Equality
Conclusion
For More Information
Abortion Politics
The Debate over Abortion
Ireland
The United States
The Netherlands
General Themes
Advancing Women's Equality
Conclusion
For More Information
Participation and Protest in the Global Community
Gender, Development, and International Organizations
The Evolution of Gender Equality in Theory and Practice
Measuring Gender Equality
International Development: Designing Policy to Promote Gender Equality
International Norms and Law
Conclusion
For More Information
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
Conclusion
For More Information
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
Conclusion
For More Information
Women and Education
The Status of Women and Education
Advancing Women's Equality
Conclusion
For More Information
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?
Conclusion
For More Information
Women and Physical Autonomy
Female Genital Cutting
Virginity Tests
Women's Bodies as Whipping Posts
Addressing Women's Physical Autonomy
Conclusion
For More Information
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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