Women in Politics : Gender, Power and Development
By: Tadros, Mariz.Material type: TextSeries: Feminisms and Development: Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2014Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (306 p.).ISBN: 9781783600540.Subject(s): Power (Social sciences) | Women -- Developing countries -- Social conditions | Women -- Political activity -- Developing countries | Women in developmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women in Politics : Gender, Power and DevelopmentDDC classification: 320.082091724 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Front cover; Feminisms and Development; About the Editor; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction - Engaging Politically: Rethinking Women''s Pathways to Power; A 'pathways lens' to political empowerment; Rethinking the political; Profiling women's trajectories; Political apprenticeship; Enabling and constraining factors; Feminist support and the question of training; Electoral mechanisms and systems through a bottom-up lens; Conclusion; References; 1 Politics as Service: Pathways of District Assembly Women in Ghana; Decentralization in Ghana
Pathways to political power of selected assembly womenConclusion; Notes; References; 2 Exceptional Women: Reserved Councillors in Municipal Corporations in Bangladesh; Women in politics: the Bangladesh context; Pathways of power in politics for Bangladeshi women councillors; Conclusions: towards a more nuanced understanding of Bangladeshi women in politics; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 3 Ejecting Women from Formal Politics in the 'Old-New' Egypt (2011-12); Background; Political context: exit Mubarak's authoritarianism, enter Mursi's Islamic dictatorship
Egypt's first post-Mubarak elections: the old and new interfaces with gender politicsDifferent women for different eras?; A different pathway for each season?; Election results; Table 3.1 Egyptian Women in Parliament, 1979-2012; Conclusions; Notes; References; 4 Local Power and Women's Empowerment in a Conflict Context: Palestinian Women Contesting Power in Chaos; Contextual background: politics and agency in disarray; Affirmative action in Palestine: feminist aspirations between past and present realities; Kinship and family ties: pathways to political office?
Table 4.1 Family support by political affiliationTable 4.2 Type of family support by political affiliation; Table 4.3 Number of children compared with attendance at council meetings; Party politics and women's pathways to public office; Table 4.4 Party support by political affiliation; Women making their way to political power: serving the community; Women constituting their leadership: serving the nation; Women's organization and women's power; Mainstreaming gender in the public office: role of the Local Government Ministry; Conclusion; Notes; References
5 Pathways to Political Power in SudanBackground: authoritarianism as the norm; The quota pathway leads to a familiar stop: one-party rule; The quota: a pathway to empowerment or to the 'women's yard'?; Alternative pathways to political empowerment: relationships matter; Conclusions; Notes; References; 6 Crafting Political Pathways through the Exclusionary Mesh in India; Gender and decentralized governance in India; Women's political participation in Rajasthan; Conclusion; Notes; References; 7 Independent Candidacy: An Alternative Political Pathway for Women in Sierra Leone?; Background
Historical overview of party politics in Sierra Leone
Women in Politics offers fresh perspectives on the different spaces, networks, and processes influencing women's political leadership today.