Women in Global Politics notes 2

Women in Global Politics notes 2 - September 27th, 2010...

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September 27 th , 2010 “What do women, lunatics, idiots, minors, aliens, and perjurers have in common?” - They can’t vote. Why should women’s representation in office be a goal? - Uganda is only country that has surpassed the 50% mark of women in parliament - What are the obstacles to make that greater representation happen? - What are the benefits of greater women’s representation? Scandinavian Women in Institutional Politics- A comparison of Sweden with Norway and Denmark Voter Turnout Near-equal of male and femal Equal since 1950s Representation Election held this month- 45% of MPs women, down 2.3% since 2006 Gender quotas to increase women’s representation - Most parties in Norway - No parties in Denmark - All left-wing in Sweden - Done on a party basis, not constitutional or parliamentary Ministries for gender equality Representation equal in all 3 cabinets – 10/20 Swedish ministers are women Party Leadership About ½ of all major political parties in each country have female leaders Norway has the most female leaders, Sweden has the fewest (but has fewer major parties) Trend is especially common in left-wing parties Women in leading far-right wing parties in Denmark and Norway Women and Public Policy The Scandinavian welfare state is particularly beneficial to women
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course IAFF 2190 taught by Professor Micheleclark during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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Women in Global Politics notes 2 - September 27th, 2010...

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