Women, Politics, and Power provides a clear and detailed introduction to women’s political representation across a wide range of countries and regions. Using broad statistical overviews and detailed case-study accounts, authors Pamela Paxton and Melanie Hughes document both historical trends and the contemporary state of women’s political strength across diverse countries. There is simply no other book that offers such a thorough and multidisciplinary synthesis of research on women’s political power from around the world.

Women Struggle for the Vote: The History of Women's Suffrage

Women struggle for the vote: The history of women's suffrage

It requires philosophy and heroism to rise above the opinion of the wise men of all nations and races.

—Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Today in the United States, women vote in federal, state, and local elections more often than their male counterparts. For example, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 11 million more women than men voted in the 2004 presidential election. During campaigns, nonpartisan organizations seek to increase women's registration and turnout, political pundits talk about the influential vote of groups such as “soccer moms” and “security moms,” and candidates and political parties develop strategies designed to address women's interests. And women's importance as a group ...

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