Women and Politics in a Global World

Paperback | July 15, 2013

bySarah L. Henderson, Alana S. Jeydel

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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 ininstitutionalized 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 authority

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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 ininstitutionalized politics, social protest, and nation...

Sarah L. Henderson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Oregon State University. Alana S. Jeydel is Professor of Political Science at American River College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199899665

ISBN - 13:9780199899661

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Each chapter ends with a Conclusion and For More Information.PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART I. WOMEN IMPACTING POLITICS1. Women and Institutional PoliticsWomen and Voting- The Expansion of Suffrage- Women's Political ParticipationPaths and Barriers to Political OfficeThe Impact of Female Legislators, Bureaucrats, and Executives- Women in Legislatures, Parliaments, and Cabinets- Women as ExecutivesAdvancing Women's Equality2. Women and Noninstitutional PoliticsDefining Social Movements, Interest Groups, and Women's MovementsWhy Do Women's Movements and Organizations Form?Why Do Women Join Women's Movements and Organizations?Strategies and TacticsThe Impact of Women's MovementsThe Rise of Extremist Nationalist and Religious Fundamentalist Movements3. Women and Revolutionary MovementsDefining RevolutionsWhy Do Women Join Revolutionary Movements?- Marxist Revolutionary Movements- Liberal/Democratization Movements- Religious Fundamentalist MovementsRevolutionary Strategies and TacticsThe Revolution's Impact on Women- Marxist Revolutionary Movements- Liberal/Democratization Movements- Religious Fundamentalist Movements- The Arab SpringPART II. GENDERING PUBLIC POLICY4. Women and EmploymentThe Debate over Equal Employment PoliciesPolicy Areas- Equal Pay- Equality in Hiring, Promotion, and Firing- Sexual Harassment- Retirement IncomeAdvancing Women's Equality5. Women, Work, and FamilyThe Debate over Reconciliation PoliciesPolicy Areas- Parental Leave Policies and Family Allowances- Early Childhood Education and CareAdvancing Women's Equality6. Abortion PoliticsThe Debate over Reproductive Rights and AbortionIrelandThe United StatesThe NetherlandsGeneral ThemesAdvancing Women's EqualityPART III. PARTICIPATION AND PROTEST IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY7. Gender, Development, and International OrganizationsThe Argument for Gender EqualityThe Status of Gender Equality- International Development: Designing Policy to Promote Gender Equality- International Norms and Law8. Women and the Global EconomyWomen and WorkGlobalization- Women in the Global Assembly LineWomen and MigrationRural Women, the Environment, and Sustainable DevelopmentWomen and Economic CrisisAdvancing Women's Equality9. Women and HealthThe Status of Women's Health- Women and Reproductive Health- The Problem of Boy Preference- Women and HIVAdvancing Women's Equality10. Women and EducationThe Status of Women and EducationAdvancing Women's Equality11. Women and Sexual Violence During WarThe Intent of Sexual ViolenceIncidents of Sexual Violence- The Former Yugoslavia- The Congo- Sierra Leone- TanzaniaThe Impact of Sexual Violence on WomenAddressing Sexual Violence Against WomenWomen as Combatants- What Happens to the Boys?12. Women and Physical AutonomyFemale Genital CuttingVirginity TestsWomen's Bodies as Whipping PostsAddressing Women's Physical AutonomyNotesBibliographyIndex