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Political Science Women In Politics

No Second Chances

Women and Political Power in Canada

by (author) Kate Graham

Publisher
Second Story Press
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Women in Politics, Canadian, Feminism & Feminist Theory
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772602197
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $26.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772602180
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $24.95

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Description

As of September 2021, only thirteen women had reached Canada’s top political posts: elected or appointed provincial premier or prime minister. They have represented three major political parties and served across provinces and territories from coast to coast to coast. But, as professor and provincial candidate Kate Graham discovered, there are concerning similarities in their stories: women tend to reach the top only in challenging political circumstances; they last in the top job for about half as long as men do; and, when they run for re-election, they lose.

No Second Chances shares the stories of the rise and fall of women in Canada’s most senior political roles and examines the obstacles that prevent more women from reaching for and achieving these goals. Based on interviews conducted for the Canada 2020 No Second Chances podcast, Graham provides readers with a rare glimpse into the lives of female political leaders, from the perspectives of the women who know this story best.

About the author

Kate Graham researches, writes, speaks and teaches about politics in Canada. She holds a PhD in Political Science and teaches in the Political Science Departments at Western and Huron University College. Kate is the creator and host of No Second Chances (NoSecondChances.ca), a Canada 2020 podcast about the rise and fall of women in Canada’s most senior political roles – a project which inspired her own political pursuits, and this book. It also inspired her 2021 book for young readers, Govern Like a Girl, and the related virtual book tour which enabled Kate to speak with thousands of students across Canada.

Kate lives with her partner Jesse and daughter Flora in London, Ontario.

 

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