This is the first book to analyse the complexities of women's political participation on a cross-national scale and from a feminist perspective. Surveying forty-three countries, chosen to represent a variety of political systems, regions, and levels of economic development, questions of women's status, power, means, and methods of reform, are addressed on a global scale.
Part 1: Redefining Politics: Patterns of Women's Political Engagement from a Global Perspective
Research, Design and Practice: Methodological Issues in Feminist Comparative Politics Research
Global Research on Women's Political Engagement: The History of the Women and Politics Worldwide Project
Measuring Women's Status, Portraying Women's Lives: Problems in Collecting Data on Women's Experiences. Part 2: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia (former), Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Turkey, U.S.S.R.(former), United States, Uruguay, Appendix.