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Women, Politics, and Democracy in Latin America. Crossing Boundaries of Gender and Politics In The Global South

Editor(s): Tomas Došek, Flavia Freidenberg, Marianna Caminotti, Betilde Muñon-Pogossian

Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2017, pp. 243

This book discusses trends in women’s representation and their role in politics in Latin American countries, from three different perspectives. Firstly, it examines cultural, political-partisan and organizational obstacles that women face in and outside institutions. Secondly, the book explores barriers in the political sphere, such as gender legislation implementation, public administration and international cooperation. It also proposes solutions, based on successful initiatives. Thirdly, the authors highlight the role of women in politics at the subnational level. The book combines academic expertise in various disciplines with contributions from practitioners within national and international institutions.