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Women in Politics : Gender, Power and Development

By: Tadros, Mariz.
Material type: TextTextSeries: 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
Contents:
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
Summary: Women in Politics offers fresh perspectives on the different spaces, networks, and processes influencing women's political leadership today.
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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.

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Mariz Tadros is a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK. She was formerly a professor of political science at the American University in Cairo and worked for almost ten years as a journalist for Al-Ahram Weekly newspaper. Her most recent publications are Copts at the Crossroads: The Struggle for Inclusive Democracy in Egypt (2013), The Muslim Brotherhood in Contemporary Egypt: Democracy Redefined or Confined? (2012), and two recent IDS Bulletins: The Pulse of Egypt's Revolt (January 2012) and Religion, Gender and Rights at the Crossroads (January 2011).She works on democratization in the Middle East, religion and development, the politics of gender and development, and Islamist political movements in the Middle East. Her work has featured in The Guardian, Opendemocracy and Middle East Report.

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