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Contributions in Political Science #338: Electoral Systems in Comparative Perspective: Their Impact on Women and Minorities

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This comparative study of electoral procedures, trends, and key issues is the first to deal with the representation of women and minorities around the world. Wilma Rule and Joseph Zimmerman have brought together an international team of scholars who show why there is gross underrepresentation of women and minorities internationally and who analyze the cultural, socio-economic, and political barriers to their future electoral successes. The scholars describe the current situation in 20 countries in various regions and point to ways for women and minorities to enhance positions politically. This text is intended for courses in comparative politics, political parties and elections, women in politics, and minority politics.

Synopsis:

This first study of the representation of women and minorities in 20 countries around the world by an international team of scholars analyzes the current problems and suggests ways for them to enhance their positions politically.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-250) and index.

About the Author

JOSEPH F. ZIMMERMAN, Professor of Political Science at the Graduate School of Public Affairs, State University of New York at Albany.

Table of Contents

Preface

The Underrepresentation Problem

Equity in Representation for Women and Minorities by Joseph F. Zimmerman

Parliaments of, by, and for the People: Except for Women? by Wilma Rule

Minorities Represented and Unrepresented by Matthew S. Shugart

Europe and the United States

Comparing Political Opportunities in Great Britain and Ireland by Enid Lakeman

Norway: Achieving World-Record Woman's Representation in Government by Jill Bystydzienski

The German Personalized Proportional Representation System: A Barrier to Women? by Beate Hoecker

The Impact of the French Electoral System on Women and Minorities by Kay Lawson and Miriam Feldblum

Soviet Political Arrangements: The Representation of Women and Minorities by Carol Nechemias

The Underrepresentation of Women and Minorities in Elective Office in the United States by Joseph F. Zimmerman

The Middle East and Africa

The Israeli Electoral System by Avraham Brichta and Yael Brichta

Women and Electoral Politics in Arab States by As'ad AbuKalil

Namibia: The Last African Colony's First Election by P.J.J.S. Potgieter

Asia

"Woman Power" in Japan's 1989 Upper House Election by Theodore McNelly

Electoral Systems and Women's Representation in Taiwan: The Impact of the Reserved-Seat System by Bih-Er Chou and Janet Clark

Women in the South Korean Electoral System by R. Darcy and Chong-Min Hyun

The Impact of the Philippine Electoral System on Women and Minorities by Linda Richter

Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand

Argentina: The (No) Ceteris Paribus Case by N. Guillermo Molinelli

Women and Politics in Brazil: Legislative Elections by Fanny Tabak

The Representation of Women and Minorities in the National Legislatures of Costa Rica and Nicaragua by Michelle A. Saint-Germain

Representation of Women and Ethnic Minorities in the Parliaments of Australia and New Zealand by Joan Rydon

Enhancing the Election Prospects of Women and Minorities

Beating the Law of Minority Attrition by Rein Taagepera

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313286339
Editor:
Rule, Wilma
Editor:
Zimmerman, Joseph Francis
Editor:
Rule, Wilma
Editor:
Zimmerman, Joseph Francis
Author:
Rule, Wilma
Author:
Zimmerman, Joseph
Author:
Zimmerman, Joseph F.
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Foreign Legal Systems
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Women in politics
Subject:
Representative government and representation
Subject:
Women in politics -- Cross-cultural studies.
Subject:
Minorities -- Political activity -- Cross-cultural studies.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
cally.
Series:
Contributions in political science,
Series Volume:
v. 5-6no. 338
Publication Date:
19940331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.10x6.36x.94 in. 1.15 lbs.

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