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The Resource Women legislators in Central America : politics, democracy, and policy, Michelle A. Saint-Germain & Cynthia Chavez Metoyer

Women legislators in Central America : politics, democracy, and policy, Michelle A. Saint-Germain & Cynthia Chavez Metoyer

Label
Women legislators in Central America : politics, democracy, and policy
Title
Women legislators in Central America
Title remainder
politics, democracy, and policy
Statement of responsibility
Michelle A. Saint-Germain & Cynthia Chavez Metoyer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • During the years between 1980 and 1999, in the midst of war and economic crisis, a record number of women were elected to national legislatures in Central American republics. Can quantitative increases in the presence of elected women in Central America produce qualitative political changes?
  • In this detailed study, Michelle A. Saint-Germain and Cynthia Chavez Metoyer explore the reasons for this unprecedented political rise of women, and what effect it has had on the region. Focusing on Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, the authors analyze national and regional indicators to evaluate various hypotheses concerning the reasons for women's electoral success in the region, as well as to make comparisons with findings from other world regions. They find that the election of more women depends on three things: the presence of a crisis, a pool of politically experienced women, and a culture of gender consciousness. They also compare the characteristics of Central American women legislators to women in other national legislatures around the world
  • The authors document how elected women have used their policy-making power to begin to change the lives of all Central Americans, women and men alike. In more than seventy-five in-depth, personal interviews, these women legislators reflect on their lives, political careers, and gender identities in their own words, providing deep insights into recent events in this region
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saint-Germain, Michelle A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.C35
LC item number
S24 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Metoyer, Cynthia Chavez
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women legislators
  • Women politicians
Label
Women legislators in Central America : politics, democracy, and policy, Michelle A. Saint-Germain & Cynthia Chavez Metoyer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • What gets women elected
  • Elected women's paths to power
  • Elected women as legislators and representatives
  • Women and democratization in Central America
  • Public policy
Control code
162118847
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
[vii], 338 pages
Isbn
9780292717169
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007030600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)162118847
Label
Women legislators in Central America : politics, democracy, and policy, Michelle A. Saint-Germain & Cynthia Chavez Metoyer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • What gets women elected
  • Elected women's paths to power
  • Elected women as legislators and representatives
  • Women and democratization in Central America
  • Public policy
Control code
162118847
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
[vii], 338 pages
Isbn
9780292717169
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007030600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)162118847

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