Gender and Politics

Gender, Informal Institutions and Political Recruitment

Explaining Male Dominance in Parliamentary Representation

Authors: Bjarnegård, E.

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In this book, men in politics are the subjects of a gendered analysis with Elin Bjarnegård exploring how male networks are maintained and expanded, seeking to improve our understanding of the rationale underlying male dominance in politics. The role of informal institutions in unpredictable political settings are explored.

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'This fascinating new book broadens our horizons in a number of ways. It firstly challenges us to think about male dominance rather than female under-representation in politics, using a range of methods and data derived from detailed empirical research. Second it develops a concept of homosocial capital and uses it in novel ways to to give us significant new insights into the gendered impact of clientelism and informal institutions on candidate selection. This book is an important addition to the gender and politics scholarship and deserves to be widely read.' Georgina Waylen, Professor of Politics, University of Manchester, UK

'Quite simply, this is a brilliant book. Bjarnegård flips the script on the typical study of gender inequality in politics. Rather than focusing on women's underrepresentation, she draws your attention to men's dominance. Instead of returning once again to the enabling forces of democracy, she illuminates the barriers created by clientelism and corruption. The combination of global quantitative analysis and in-depth coverage of the Thai case is compelling. This is a must-read book for anyone who cares about persistent inequalities in electoral politics.' Melanie Hughes, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, USA

'Throwing fresh light on the age-old puzzle of male dominance in elected office, this book provide a new theoretical framework by developing the concept of homosocial capital, often known as 'old boys networks', which are particularly useful for men seeking to get ahead in countries with clientelistic politics. The clear, informative and illuminating study gives new insights into the challenges which need to be overcome to achieve gender equality in elected office.' Pippa Norris, McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA

'The relation between gender equality, corruption and clientelism in democratic governance is as important as it is fascinating. In this theoretically sophisticated and empirically impressive work, Elin Bjarnegård presents a novel understanding not only for why male dominance in democratic politics can be reproduced through clientelistic network, but also how the specific mechanisms between informal power and democratic representation operate.' Bo Rothstein, August Röhss Chair in Political Science, Göteborg University, Sweden


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Upholding Male Parliamentary Dominance

    Bjarnegård, Elin

    Pages 1-15

  • Studying Men and Masculinities in Politics

    Bjarnegård, Elin

    Pages 16-51

  • The Representation of Men Worldwide

    Bjarnegård, Elin

    Pages 52-78

  • Situating the Thai Case

    Bjarnegård, Elin

    Pages 79-115

  • Candidate Selection in Thai Political Parties

    Bjarnegård, Elin

    Pages 116-150

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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-36926-9
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Softcover $31.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54531-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Informal Institutions and Political Recruitment
Book Subtitle
Explaining Male Dominance in Parliamentary Representation
Authors
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29674-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137296740
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36926-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-54531-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 258
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