Women and Politics in a Global World:

ISBN-10: 0199899665
ISBN-13: 9780199899661
Edition: 2013
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

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 authorityNEW TO THIS EDITION* Updates all data and many text boxes in order to reflect recent changes to the political landscape (i.e., the Arab Spring, the Burmese democratization movement led by Aung San Suu Kyi, and the controversial outcome of the 2009 Iranian presidential elections)* Includes several new chapter-opening stories that demonstrate how the book's themes and issues continue to be relevant to today's world* Shows how the recent economic downturn has affected women in Chapter 4: Women and Employment* Provides additional material on reproductive rights and on the Millennium Development Goals* Offers more coverage of physical autonomy by addressing virginity testing in Egypt, stoning cases in Iran, and female genital mutilation

Preface
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
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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
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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
Conclusion
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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
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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
Conclusion
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Abortion Politics
The Debate over Reproductive Rights and Abortion
Ireland
The United States
The Netherlands
General Themes
Advancing Women's Equality
Conclusion
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Participation and Protest in the Global Community
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
Conclusion
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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
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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
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Women and Education
The Status of Women and Education
Advancing Women's Equality
Conclusion
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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
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Women and Physical Autonomy
Female Genital Cutting
Virginity Tests
Women's Bodies as Whipping Posts
Addressing Women's Physical Autonomy
Conclusion
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Notes
Bibliography
Index

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