Women, Gender, and Politics: A Reader by Mona Lena KrookWomen, Gender, and Politics: A Reader by Mona Lena Krook

Women, Gender, and Politics: A Reader

EditorMona Lena Krook, Sarah Childs

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Women, Gender, and Politics brings together both classic and recent readings on central topics in the study of gender and politics, and places an emphasis on comparing developed and developing countries. Genuinely international in its focus, the book is divided into five sections to reflectthe range of research in the subfield: (1) women and social movements, (2) women and political parties, (3) women, gender, and elections, (4) women, gender, and public policies, and (5) women, gender, and the state. Each section serves as an introduction to general trends in thinking about women andpolitics, and the readings capture the ways that research has developed both thematically and chronologically in all of the five broad areas. The volume's innovative design, global approach, and comprehensive coverage make it an ideal teaching book and a valuable resource for students and scholarsthroughout the world.
Mona Krook is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Sarah Childs is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol.
Title:Women, Gender, and Politics: A ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.9 × 6.9 × 1 inPublished:March 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Mona Lena Krook and Sarah Childs: "Women, Gender, and Politics: An Introduction."Part I: Women and Social Movements2. Maxine Molyneux: "Mobilization Without Emancipation? Women's Interests, the State and Revolution in Nicaragua." Feminist Studies 11, no. 2: 227-254.3. Karen Beckwith: "Beyond Compare? Women's Movements in Comparative Perspective." European Journal of Political Research 37, no. 4: 431-468.4. Lisa Baldez: "Women's Movements and Democratic Transition in Chile, Brazil, East Germany, and Poland." Comparative Politics 35, no. 3: 253-272.5. Mary Fainsod Katzenstein: "Protest Moves inside Institutions." Pp. 3-22 in Faithful and Fearless: Moving Feminist Protest inside the Church and Military. Princeton: Princeton University Press.6. Dara Z. Strolovitch: "Do Interest Groups Represent the Disadvantaged? Advocacy at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender." Journal of Politics 68, no. 4: 894-910.7. Sonia E. Alvarez: "Translating the Global: Effects of Transnational Organizing on Latin American Feminist Discourses and Practices." Meridians: A Journal of Feminisms, Race, Transnationalism 1, no. 1: 29-67.8. Karla J. Cunningham: Cross-Regional Trends in Female Terrorism." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 26, no. 3: 171-195.Part II: Women and Political Parties9. Joni Lovenduski: "Introduction: The Dynamics of Gender and Party." Pp. 1-15 in Gender and Party Politics, ed. Joni Lovenduski and Pippa Norris. Thousand Oaks: Sage.10. Lisa Young: "Theorizing Feminist Strategy and Party Responsiveness." Pp. 11-26 in Feminists and Party Politics. Vancouver: UBC Press.11. Jo Freeman: "Building a Base: Women in Local Party Politics." Pp. 149-178 in A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.12. Diane Sainsbury: "Women's Political Representation in Sweden: Discursive Politics and Institutional Presence." Scandinavian Political Studies 27, no. 1: 65-87.13. Anne Marie Goetz: "The Problem with Patronage: Constraints on Women's Political Effectiveness in Uganda." Pp. 110-139 in No Shortcuts to Power: African Women in Politics and Policy-Making, ed. Anne Marie Goetz and Shireen Hassim. New York: Zed.14. Lena Dominelli and Gudrun Jonsdottir: "Feminist Political Organization in Iceland: Some Reflections on the Experience of Kwenna Frambothid." Feminist Studies 30: 36-60.Part III: Women, Gender, and Elections15. Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris: "The Developmental Theory of the Gender Gap: Women's and Men's Voting Behavior in Global Perspective." International Political Science Review 21, no. 4: 441-463.16. Pippa Norris and Joni Lovenduski: "Puzzles in Political Recruitment." Pp. 1-19 in Political Recruitment: Gender, Race, and Class in the British Parliament. New York: Cambridge University Press.17. Richard L. Fox and Jennifer L. Lawless: "Entering the Arena? Gender and the Decision to Run for Office." American Journal of Political Science 48, no. 2: 264-280.18. David Niven: "Party Elites and Women Candidates: The Shape of Bias." Women and Politics 19, no. 2: 57-80.19. Miki Caul: "Women's Representation in Parliament: The Role of Political Parties." Party Politics 5, no. 1: 79-98.20. Mi Yung Yoon: "Explaining Women's Legislative Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa." Legislative Studies Quarterly 29, no. 3: 447-466.21. Drude Dahlerup and Lenita Freidenvall: "Quotas as a 'Fast Track' to Equal Representation for Women: Why Scandinavia is No Longer the Model." International Feminist Journal of Politics 7, no. 1: 26-48.Part IV: Women, Gender, and Political Representation22. Anne Phillips: "Quotas for Women." Pp. 57-83 in The Politics of Presence: The Political Representation of Gender, Ethnicity, and Race. New York: Oxford University Press.23. Iris Marion Young: "Representation and Social Perspective." Pp. 121-153 in Inclusion and Democracy. New York: Oxford University Press24. Jane Mansbridge: "Should Blacks Represent Blacks and Women Represent Women? A Contingent 'Yes.'" Journal of Politics 61, no. 3: 628-657.25. Suzanne Dovi: "Preferable Descriptive Representatives: Will Just Any Woman, Black, or Latino Do?" American Political Science Review 96, no. 4: 729-743.26. Drude Dahlerup: "From a Small to a Large Minority: Women in Scandinavian Politics." Scandinavian Political Studies 11, no.4: 275-297.27. S. Laurel Weldon: "Beyond Bodies: Institutional Sources of Representation for Women in Democratic Policymaking." Journal of Politics 64, no. 4: 1153-1174.Part V: Women, Gender, and Public Policies28. Karin L. Tamerius: "Sex, Gender, and Leadership in the Representation of Women." Pp. 93-112 in Gender Power, Leadership, and Governance, ed. Georgia Duerst-Lahti and Rita Mae Kelly. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.29. Mary Hawkesworth: "Congressional Enactments of Race-Gender: Toward a Theory of Raced-Gendered Institutions." American Political Science Review 97, no. 4: 529-550.30. Carol Lee Bacchi: "Taking Problems Apart." Pp. 1-13 in Women, Policy, and Politics. Thousand Oaks: Sage.31. Mala Htun: "Sex and the State in Latin America." Pp. 1-28 in Sex and the State: Abortion, Divorce, and the Family Under Latin American Dictatorships and Democracies. New York: Cambridge University Press.32. Wendy Sarvasy: "Beyond the Difference versus Equality Policy Debate: Postsuffrage Feminism, Citizenship, and the Quest for a Feminist Welfare State." Signs 17, no. 2: 329-362.33. Judith Squires: "Is Mainstreaming Transformative? Theorizing Mainstreaming in the Context of Diversity and Deliberation." Social Politics 12, no. 3: 366-388.Part VI: Women, Gender, and the State34. Catharine MacKinnon: "The Liberal State." Pp. 157-170 in Toward a Feminist Theory of the State. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.35. Johanna Kantola: "Gender and the State: Theories and Debates." In Feminists Theorize the State. New York: Palgrave36. Ann Orloff: "Gender in the Welfare State." Annual Review of Sociology 22: 51-78.37. Louise Chappell: "Interacting With the State: Feminist Strategies and Political Opportunities." International Feminist Journal of Politics 2, no. 2: 244-275.38. Dorothy McBride Stetson and Amy Mazur: "Introduction." Pp. 1-21 in Comparative State Feminism. Thousand Oaks: Sage.39. Monica Threlfall: "State Feminism or Party Feminism? Feminist Politics and the Spanish Institute for Women." European Journal of Women's Studies 5: 69-93.40. Lee Ann Banaszak, Karen Beckwith and Dieter Rucht: "When Power Relocates: Interactive Changes in Women's Movements and States." Pp. 1-29 in Women's Movements Facing the Reconfigured State. New York: Cambridge University Press.