Delving into the pressing topic of gender and politics, this volume provides fresh comparative perspectives on "what works" to promote women in politics today. Inspiring and informative, Women, Power, and Political Representation offers a comprehensive overview of the role women play in contemporary politics, and pinpoints the reasons behind their underrepresentation.
Discussing the challenges and opportunities women face when running for office, as well as their experiences as political leaders, this book offers a broad and thoughtful overview of the pitfalls encountered by women, from gender biases to sexual harassment, in the notoriously male dominated political arena. Featuring a range of voices that articulate a path towards women’s political advancement and equality, Women, Power, and Political Representation is an important and timely resource for scholars, students, and women working professionally in Canadian and international politics.
About the authors
Roosmarijn de Geus is a postdoctoral fellow with the Nuffield Politics Research Centre at the University of Oxford.
Erin Tolley is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.
Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant is associate professor of political science at Queen's University and the director of the Queen's Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and the Canadian Opinion Research Archive.
Peter John Loewen is the Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance and an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto.