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Political Science Women In Politics

Doing Politics Differently?

Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories

edited by Sylvia Bashevkin

UBC Press
Initial publish date
May 2019
Women in Politics, Post-Confederation (1867-), Canadian
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Women have reached the highest levels of political office in Canada’s provinces and territories, but what difference has their rise to the top made? In Doing Politics Differently? leading researchers from across the country assess the track records of eleven premiers, including their impact on policies of particular interest to women and their influence on the tenor of legislative debate and the recruitment of other women as party candidates, cabinet ministers, and senior bureaucrats. By comparing the performance of women leaders and then contrasting it with the men who preceded and succeeded them, this innovative volume probes the importance of demographic diversity in top public office using a variety of powerful analytic lenses.

About the author

Sylvia B. Bashevkin is a professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Canadian Studies Programme at the University of Toronto. She specializes in the areas of women and politics, public policy, and comparative politics.

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Editorial Reviews

Overall, Bashevkin’s collection explores an important issue from a new perspective, challenging readers to consider our progress on equality in the political sphere as well as what merits further research and in some cases censure

Alberta Views

This volume opens up new scholarly terrain, and it ought to lead academics to engage the many questions it raises and test some of the answers it provides.

Canadian Journal of Political Science

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