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Women's Paths to Power

Female Presidents and Prime Ministers, 1960-2020

Evren Celik Wiltse (author) Lisa Hager (author)

ISBN: 9781626379282

Publication Date: Apr 2021

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

From Brazil to Bangladesh, Liberia to Switzerland, Malta to the Marshall Islands, more women are rising to the top level of political leadership. What can we learn from this? What kinds of conditions pave the way for a woman's ascendance to power? Are there common pathways? Evren Celik Wiltse and Lisa Hager answer these questions, and more.
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From Brazil to Bangladesh, Liberia to Switzerland, Malta to the Marshall Islands, more and more women are rising to the top level of political leadership. What can we learn from this?  What kinds of conditions and political institutions pave the way for a woman's ascendance to power? Are there common pathways to power? How much do family ties matter? Is political activism and important factor? Evren Celik Wiltse and Lisa Hager answer these questions, and more, in their comprehensive study encompassing all the women presidents and prime ministers around the world from the 1960s through 2020.
Pages 268
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Apr 2021
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Subject/s Politics & Government   Gender studies: women   Systems of law  
  • Women's Paths to Political Power.
  • The Family Path.
  • The Activist Path.
  • The Political Career Path.
  • The Impact of Political and Institutional Dynamics.
  • The Impact of Previous Women Leaders.
  • The Longevity Puzzle.
  • Why Not Clinton or Le Pen?
  • The Importance of the Paths to Power.
  • Appendix: Brief Biological Notes on Female Presidents and Prime Ministers, 2010-2020.
Evren Celik Wiltse is associate professor of political science and Lisa Hager is assistant professor of political science at South Dakota State Unviersity.

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