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How can women maximise their political influence? Does state feminism enhance the political representation of women? Should feminism be established in state institutions to treat women?s concerns? Written by experts in the field, this book uses an innovative model of political influence to construct answers to these and other questions in the long-running debate over the political representation of women. The book assesses how states respond to women?s demands for political representation both in terms of their inclusion as actors and the consideration of their interests in the decision making process. Debates on the issue vary from country to country, depending on institutional structures, women?s movements, and other factors, and this book offers the first comparative account of the subject. The authors analyse eleven democracies in Europe and North America and present comprehensive research from the 1960s to the present. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Gendering political representation: debates and controversies in Austria Regina Köpl 3. The Belgian paradox: inclusion and exclusion of gender issues Petra Meier 4. A politics for presence. State feminism, women?s movements and political representation in Finland Anne Maria Holli and Johanna Kantola 5. Gendering the Republican system: debates on women?s political representation in France Claudie Baudino 6. WPAs and political representation in Germany Lynn Kamenitsa and Brigitte Geissel 7. Gendering the debate on political representation in Italy: a difficult challenge Marila Guadagnini 8. High tides in a low country gendering political representation in the Netherlands Jantine Oldersma 9. The women?s movement, gender equality agencies, and central-state debates on political representation in Spain (1983-2003) Celia Valiente 10. Party feminism, state feminism and women?s representation in Sweden Diane Sainsbury 11. Party government and women?s representation debates: the UK Joni Lovenduski 12. Women?s policy agencies, the women?s movement, and representation in the US Janine A. Parry 13. Conclusions: state feminism and political representation Appendix 1: Tables of women?s representation in eleven countries Appendix 2: The RNGS model. Printed Pages: 334. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 11059
Titel: State Feminism and Political Representation
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Auflage: First edition.