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Defining Women's Global Political Empowerment: Theories and Evidence

Författare och institution:
Amy C Alexander (Quality of Government Institute (QoG)); C. Bolzendahl (-); F. Jalalzai (-)
Publicerad i:
Sociology Compass, 10 ( 6 ) s. 432-441
ISSN:
1751-9020
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Although women's access to political power has increased tremendously, nowhere are women equal to men in their influence over and exercise of political authority. Scholarship on women's political empowerment is uneven and incomplete. This article interrogates women's political empowerment', considering its definition, measurement, and application. First, we establish that academics and practitioners have not articulated a clear definition of women's political empowerment. To fill this gap, we put forward a new definition that conceptualizes women's political empowerment as a transformative process. We then review existing social science literature on women's political empowerment. We argue that scholars must expand research to develop a broader vision of women's political empowerment and develop measures that capture this breadth.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap
Nyckelord:
gender-gap, substantive representation, descriptive representation, voting-behavior, citizenship, intersectionality, impact, rights, participation, institutions, Sociology
Postens nummer:
238899
Posten skapad:
2016-07-04 16:03

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