The first book-length treatment of the political representation of women in countries with parliamentary systems based on the Westminster model.Written by a major international team of authors, this new study features twelve chapters on both new and established parliaments, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It tests the latest theories about women's political representation within Westminster styleÂ assemblies andÂ is organized into three key sections that:
- examine the extent to which the descriptive representation of women in the âoldâ Westminster parliaments has progressed in recent years, and the factors which have enhanced or impededÂ development.
- explore the relationship between the numbers of women elected and the substantive representation of women âÂ or theÂ extentÂ that women âact forâ women.
- review the recent experiences of four ânewâ Westminster parliaments (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Nunavut) and evaluate the political opportunities for women provided by the creation of new institutions.
This new comparative study will be of greatÂ interest to students and researchers of legislative studies and of gender politicsÂ and genderÂ studies.
Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.