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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Women, Power and Politics

ISBN 9780230507807
Publication Date September 2007
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

A major new introduction to women's political involvement and role in the liberal democratic world drawing examples from a wide range of countries. Stevens assesses women's participation and representation in government, parliaments and at the grassroots. The cental focus throughout is on the issue of whether and how gender makes a difference.

ANNE STEVENS is Professor of European Studies, Aston University, UK.

The Social and Economic Status of Women
Women as Citizens
Women as Voters
The Representation of Women
Strategies for Increasing Representation by Women
Women and Positions of Power
Feminism, Participation and Activism
Do Women Make a Difference?: Political Theory and Political Practice
Women's Policy: The Case of Equal Employment Policy


An excellent and up-to-date assessment of women's political participation and policy impact internationally and its wider social and economic context. Highly readable but thoughtful, Anne Stevens' book is also admirably sensitive to broader theoretical debates and developments.' – Vicky Randall, University of Essex, UK
'I would recommend this book to students of gender and development, and of politics, and to feminist activists interested in whether the progress made in rich countries on women's greater representation in politics is sustainable.' – Sue Smith Gender& Development
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