Women, Power, and Political Representation: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives
Delving into the pressing topic of gender and politics, this volume provides fresh comparative perspectives on "what works" to promote women in politics today. Inspiring and informative, Women, Power, and Political Representation offers a comprehensive overview of the role women play in contemporary politics, and pinpoints the reasons behind their underrepresentation.
Discussing the challenges and opportunities women face when running for office, as well as their experiences as political leaders, this book offers a broad and thoughtful overview of the pitfalls encountered by women, from gender biases to sexual harassment, in the notoriously male dominated political arena. Featuring a range of voices that articulate a path towards women’s political advancement and equality, Women, Power, and Political Representation is an important and timely resource for scholars, students, and women working professionally in Canadian and international politics.
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- Page Count: 192 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationRoosmarijn de Geus is a postdoctoral fellow with the Nuffield Politics Research Centre at the University of Oxford.
Erin Tolley is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.
Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant is an associate professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University, and Director of the Canadian Opinion Research Archive.
Peter John Loewen is a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
Table of contents
Roosmarijn de Geus, Erin Tolley, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Peter John Loewen
Part One: Canadian Perspectives on Women in Politics
1. Women’s representation in Canadian federal cabinets 1980-2019
Roosmarijn de Geus and Peter John Loewen
2. Do Women Get Fewer Votes in Ontario Provincial Elections?
Semra Sevi, André Blais and Vincent Arel-Bundock
3. News and Political Legitimacy: Gendered Mediation of Canadian Political Leaders
4. Adversarial politics: Understanding the colonial context of Indigenous women’s political participation in Canada
Part Two: Comparative Perspectives on Women in Politics
5. Missing the Wave? Women Congressional Candidates Who Lost in the 2018 Election
Julie Dolan, Paru Shah and Semilla Stripp
6. Black Women’s Hair Matters: The Uneasy Marriage of Electoral Politics (Dis)Respectability Politics
Nadia E. Brown
7. Women in the Plenary: Verbal Participation in the Argentine Congress
Tiffany D. Barnes and Victoria Beall
8. Women as Party Leaders
Diana Z. O’Brien
9. A Question of Ethics? Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Legislatures of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada
Tracey Raney and Cheryl Collier
Part Three: Responses to Women’s Electoral Underrepresentation
10. Gender Quotas and Beyond: Policy Solutions to Women’s Underrepresentation in Politics
Magda Hinojosa, Miki Kittilson and Alexandra M. Williams
11. Quotas, Reserved Seats and Electoral Rules on Women Parliamentarians in Asia
12. Changing Minds. Canadian Perspectives on Gender Quotas and Diversity.
13. Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Representation: Lessons for Canada
Part Four: New Research Directions
14. Making the Case for Women’s Representation: What, Who, and Why
15. Women in Parliament: From Presence to Impact Critical Actors in the Policy Making Process
16. Too feminine to be a leader? Systematic implicit biases against women politicians
Shan-Jan Sarah Liu
17. Women in Politics: Beyond the heterosexual fantasy
Manon Tremblay, PhD
18. New Backlash? New Barriers? Assessing Women’s Contemporary Public Engagement
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