The Gender Face of Asian Politics

Hardcover | February 15, 2009

EditorAazar Ayaz, Andrea Fleschenberg

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The Gender Face of Asian Politics covers a wide range of studies on gender and politics, gender and political leadership, impact and forms of female political representation and participation in different Asian countries such as Afghanistan, the Philippines, India, Burma/Myanmar, Thailand,Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan. Beyond discussing the success and outcome of regional quota provisions and female public policy-making, international authors, coming from North America, Europe and Asia, investigate women's role and contributions as change agents, female heads of government orstate, parliamentarians as well as opposition leaders at different tiers, from the local grassroots to the top echelons of political power. All contributions originate from the third international conference on Women and Politics in Asia, held in Islamabad, Pakistan, in November 2005. They representan ongoing study effort and transnational discussion among experts, academicians, women politicians and NGO representatives, leaving the reader with a systematic, in-depth and comparative knowledge of the various dynamics, characteristics and challenges of the gender face of Asian politics.

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The Gender Face of Asian Politics covers a wide range of studies on gender and politics, gender and political leadership, impact and forms of female political representation and participation in different Asian countries such as Afghanistan, the Philippines, India, Burma/Myanmar, Thailand,Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan. Beyond discus...

Aazar Ayaz is the Executive Director of The Researchers, a research based development organization based in Islamabad, Pakistan. He is associated with many community report and support programs in governance, human rights and gender. His major research areas are women's political empowerment and decentralization in Pakistan. Andrea F...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195475166

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Aazar Ayaz: PrefaceAndrea Fleschenberg: IntroductionPart I: Cartography of Women in Asian Politics1. Kazuki Iwanaga and Patricia Loreskar: Women Legislators and their Impact on Public Policy: A Comparative Perspective2. Claudia Derichs: Strategy, Action, Transition: Women as Agents of Change3. Drude Dahlerup: The Effect of Electoral Gender Quotas: Quota Women in Politics4. Manon Tremblay and Jackie Steele: The Politics of Quotas around the World: Asia in Perspective5. Khalida Ghous: Role of Women in War and Peace: Suffering of Afghan WomenPart II: Dynasties Daughters or Asias Roaring Tigresses?6. Lourdes Veracion-Rallonza: A Spectacle of Masculine and Feminine Images of Political Leadership: a Feminist Reflection on the Current Crisis of Leadership in the Philippines7. Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanayagam: Durga Amma and St. Sonia, the RedeemerImages of Women Politicians in Asia8. Andrea Fleschenberg: Min Laung or Fighting Peacock?Aung San Suu Kyis Political Performance via Moral CapitalPart III: Beyond NumbersFrom the Grassroots towards Top Political Power?9. Marion R. Muller: The Private Roots of Public Participation: Womens Engagement in Democratic Politics in Pakistan10. Shahnaz Wazir Ali: Women Representation in Politics of Pakistan11. Riffat Munnawar: Decentralization and Womens Participation in Local Governance12. Aazar Ayaz and Andrea Fleschenberg: Sharing Personal Experiences: Women in Pakistani PoliticsNotes on ContributorsIndex