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The Resource Contagious representation : women's political representation in democracies around the world, Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams

Contagious representation : women's political representation in democracies around the world, Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams

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Contagious representation : women's political representation in democracies around the world
Title
Contagious representation
Title remainder
women's political representation in democracies around the world
Statement of responsibility
Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Women's participation in parliaments, high courts, and executive offices worldwide has reached record high numbers, but this global increase in women's representation masks significant variation among different democratic political systems. For example, in December of 2009, Rwanda's legislature contained 56% women, while the U.S. Congress contained only about 17% and the Japanese Diet had only 11%. Since 2000, only twenty-seven women have achieved executive office worldwide. Contagious Representation is a comprehensive look at women's participation in all aspects of public life in the main democratic political institutions--the executive, the judiciary, the legislature, and within political parties. Moving beyond studies of single countries and institutions, Contagious Representation presents original data from 159 democratic countries spanning 50 years, providing a comprehensive understanding of women in democracies worldwide. The first volume to offer an analysis on all avenues for women's participation for such a lengthy time period, Contagious Representation examines not only the causes of women's representation in the main democratic political institutions but also how women's representation in one institution affects the others. Each chapter contains case studies and examples of the change in women's participation over time from around the world. Thames and Williams definitively explain the rise, decline, or stagnant levels of women's political participation, considering how representation is contagious across political institutions and gaining a better understanding of what factors affect women's political participation"--
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Thames, Frank
Dewey number
305.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236
LC item number
.T43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Margaret S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women in public life
  • Representative government and representation
  • Democratization
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Label
Contagious representation : women's political representation in democracies around the world, Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women's Political Participation and the Influence of Contagion -- Understanding Women's Legislative Representation -- Women and the Executive -- Gender and Cross-National Courts -- Contagion and the Adoption of Voluntary Party Quotas -- Contagion and the Adoption of National Quotas -- Conclusion: Why Contagion Matters
Control code
806981056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 174 pages
Isbn
9780814784198
Lccn
2012028507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)806981056
Label
Contagious representation : women's political representation in democracies around the world, Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women's Political Participation and the Influence of Contagion -- Understanding Women's Legislative Representation -- Women and the Executive -- Gender and Cross-National Courts -- Contagion and the Adoption of Voluntary Party Quotas -- Contagion and the Adoption of National Quotas -- Conclusion: Why Contagion Matters
Control code
806981056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 174 pages
Isbn
9780814784198
Lccn
2012028507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)806981056

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