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Women's political participation in China: struggling to hold up half the sky

By Jude Howell


Approaching the topic from a range of methodologies and geographical contexts, 16 papers on the relationship between women and democratic politics are presented by Ross (communication, culture, and media studies; U. of Coventry, UK). The essays discuss such topics as why men currently dominate parliaments, whether simple equal representation of women will constitute significant political change, and the problems of state-sponsored feminism. Other essays focus more specifically on the impact of women on policy agendas, while still others look at the experiences and strategies of women in politics

Topics: HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2002
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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