Gender and Politics

Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe

Strategies, Challenges and Future Research

Editors: Alexander, Amy C., Bolzendahl, Catherine, Jalalzai, Farida (Eds.)

  • Assesses the degree of women's empowerment across a variety of political roles, such as legislators, prime ministers, local officials, and cabinet ministers
  • Written by leading scholars covering a broad geographical range to compare the experience of women across the globe
  • Contributes to the development of policies to further women’s political empowerment
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About this book

This volume brings together leading gender and politics scholars to assess how women’s political empowerment can best be conceptualized and measured on a global scale. It argues that women’s political empowerment is a fundamental process of transformation for benchmarking and understanding all political empowerment gains across the globe. Chapters improve our global understanding of women's political empowerment through cross-national comparisons, a synthesis of methodological approaches across varied levels of politics, and attention to the ways gender intersects with myriad factors in shaping women’s political empowerment. This book is an indispensable resource for scholars of politics and gender, as well as being relevant to a global scholarly and policy community.

About the authors

Amy C. Alexander is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Research Fellow with the Quality of Government Institute.

 Catherine Bolzendahl is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, USA.

 Farida Jalalzai is the Hannah Atkins Endowed Chair and Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma State University, USA.

 

Reviews

“In this remarkable volume, Alexander, Bolzendahl and Jalazai have collected insights from an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars and practitioners to interrogate the concept, “women’s political empowerment.” What is it? Why does it matter for politics, governance, and women’s lives?  And how should it be analyzed?  The resulting comprehensive collection moves well beyond the usual offering of pithy development goals or simplistic measures to critically question variations in how empowerment is articulated, understood and enacted on the ground.  It further investigates women’s participation in multiple areas of governance—including ministries, judicial systems, and diplomatic missions.  Without doubt, this is the book that all scholars of gender, politics, and empowerment must have on their shelves.” (Professor Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard University, USA)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment Across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges, and Future Research

    Alexander, Amy C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Women’s Political Empowerment Through Public Opinion Research: The Citizen Perspective

    Alexander, Amy C. (et al.)

    Pages 27-53

  • The Status of Women’s Political Empowerment Worldwide

    Ertan, Senem (et al.)

    Pages 55-76

  • Intersectionality and Women’s Political Empowerment Worldwide

    Hughes, Melanie M. (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

  • Social Movements as Women’s Political Empowerment: The Case for Measurement

    Fallon, Kathleen M. (et al.)

    Pages 97-116

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64006-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64005-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe
Book Subtitle
Strategies, Challenges and Future Research
Editors
  • Amy C. Alexander
  • Catherine Bolzendahl
  • Farida Jalalzai
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64006-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64006-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64005-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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