Women and Political Power: Europe Since 1945

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Routledge, 2001 - History - 127 pages
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Why are there still so few women political leaders?

The advance of women through the political system has been one of the most significant developments of the second half of the twentieth century. For the first time we have seen women prime ministers and presidents in Europe.

Women and Political Power examines the extent of progress women have made in ten western European countries, and looks at the factors which have helped, or hindered, their greater involvement in the political process. This book not only explores fascinating contrasts between northern and southern European countries, it also reveals the strong similarities in all countries. It highlights, in particular, the continuing absence of women from leadership positions, and the concentration of women dealing with social and welfare issues.

Women and Political Power is an essential introduction to the experiences of women in politics in Europe since 1945.

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Dr. Simon Henig is a lecturer in British Politics at the University of Sunderland. Lewis Baston lectures in Politics at the University of Kingston

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