KEY FEATURES: A comparative perspective expands students’ awareness of their own intersectional identities and the varying effects of patriarchy on women worldwide. A variety of policy areas highlighted throughout the book illustrates how different theories are applied to real-world situations. Multiple political engagement activities keep students engaged with the content.

Why Don’t Women Rule the World?

Why don’t women rule the world?

Why don’t women rule the world? In most cultures across the globe, the rise of civilization meant that women were confined to domestic roles and denied positions of authority in the public sphere—including leadership positions in religion, civil society, and the marketplace. Of particular interest and concern to political scientists is the way that women’s association with the household, children, and domestic responsibility has been used—not just in one culture, but in many—to exclude them not only from holding official positions of political authority but to deny them public voice and citizenship. Hence, this book explores the political status of women across the globe, with particular attention paid to women in the American ...

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