Women of Power: Half a Century of Female Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide
Policy Press, 9.3.2015 - 576 sivua
At a time when a woman—Angela Merkel—is arguably the most powerful leader in Europe and another—Hilary Clinton—continues to be at the center of the US political stage, it seems that women have broken through the glass ceiling and begun to populate the highest offices of the political world. Women of Power is a testament to that accomplishment, offering the most comprehensive overview of female presidents and prime ministers to date. Looking at over fifty countries and over seventy women leaders since 1960, Torild Skard—herself an experienced politician—examines how and why these women rose to the top and what their leadership has meant for women's empowerment throughout the latter half of the twentieth century.
Skard examines the achievements and life stories of the world's female leaders up to the current era. She offers nuanced portraits that draw on a number of materials, including many interviews that she conducted herself. All of the women discussed are organized by both chronology and geography, and Skard includes a number of helpful chapters that provide an overview and assessment of how different women leaders have come to power in different regions. Overall the book provides a fascinating account of women's empowerment as it has manifested itself at the very top of the political hierarchy.
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One Breakthrough on several continents
background approaches research
women are able in various ways
Four Roaring SheTigers in South Asia
Five Equilibrists in East Asia
Six Machismo marianismo and modernism in Latin America
Behind a successful woman is a strong man
assistant to the boss in Mozambique
from communism to capitalism
womanpower and defeat
summary of the regional chapters
overview variation trends
Seven Lopsided democracies in the Caribbean
Eight Big Chiefs in subSaharan Africa
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active Africa Angela Merkel appointed authoritarian Bachelet Bandaranaike became prime minister Benazir Bhutto Brundtland cabinet candidate Caribbean CEDAW cent women Chamorro Çiller coalition Communist corruption countries country’s criticised democracy democratic democratisation Domitien economic elected president Elisabeth Domitien Eugenia Charles father female feminist gender equality Golda Golda Meir Gro Harlem Brundtland groups Hasina head husband increased independent Indira Gandhi Isabel Perón Labour Latin America leadership majority male Margaret Thatcher Mary McAleese Megawati Meir Merkel Michelle Bachelet military mother number of women parliamentary participated party leader People’s Perón policies political parties politicians population position presidential presidential systems prime minister quotas re-elected regime representation of women role Senate Sheikh Hasina Sirimavo Bandaranaike Sirleaf social Thatcher took Tymoshenko vice president vote woman women in parliament women leaders women ministers women top leaders women’s issues women’s movement women’s organisations women’s rights