Women And Politics Worldwide
Despite the fact that womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interest in politics is increasing and that almost all political parties have promised higher female representation in politics, womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s organizations mostly appear to believe that these developments will not end in Ã¢â‚¬Å“women deputiesÃ¢â‚¬Â. WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s representation in politics is not linked to whether a country is rich or poor. Compared to men, women still face numerous obstacles when entering politics. In spite of the fact that countries around the world have recognized the under-representation of women in politics and started to adopt measures to address the deficit, the world average proportion of women members of national - level legislatures stood at a mere 17 percent. To date, moreover elected women head only 13 of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 194 states and governments. Understanding that womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s participation is central to democratic governance. International IDEA works to improve womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s representation and participation in politics.
A K Yadav
A K Yadav BA, MA and PhD is a Reader in the Department of Sociology in Post Graduate College in Utter Pradesh. He is attached with the Department teaching this discipline for last 18 years and was also Head of the Department for three terms. He had conducted Departmental seminars and also participated in other Universities.
Preface - v
1. Politics: An Introduction- 1
2. Women, Elections and Representation - 43
3. Democracy Updates - 79
4. WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Marginal Role in Politics - 99
5. Eminent Women Politician - 139
Bibliography - 223
Index - 227