The politics of access : narratives of women MPs in the Indian Parliament
Rai, Shirin. (2012) The politics of access : narratives of women MPs in the Indian Parliament. Political Studies, Vol.60 (No.1). pp. 195-212. ISSN 0032-3217Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9248.2011.00915.x
Based on extensive interviews with Indian women Members of Parliament, this article suggests that analysing subject narratives is an important method to understand the various routes taken by these women into parliamentary politics. This article pieces together life stories of Indian women MPs to reveal the complex layers of negotiations that women make to be successful. In making such an analysis, the article focuses on four avenues of access – family networks, social and political movements, the party system and the struggle over quotas for women. The article concludes that through narrative analysis we can understand better the importance of different strategies of political access in specific and embedded political, social and economic contexts and develop methodological insights into the broader issues of gendered access to politics.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Political Studies|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||March 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 195-212|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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