Democratising the parliament : the quota debate in India
Rai, Shirin and Sharma, Kumud (2000) Democratising the parliament : the quota debate in India. In: Rai, Shirin, (ed.) International perspectives on gender and democratisation. Womens's studies at York series . New York: St. Martin's Press, pp. 149-165. ISBN 0333750047Full text not available from this repository.
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International Perspectives on Gender and Democratisation examines and addresses four broad themes. First is the participation of women in political movements; second, the importance of women's participation in processes of institutional - constitutional and legal - design; third, institutional practice at different levels - the national and the international; and finally, the need for constant vigilance in any engagement with state-initiated and dominated processes of democratisation. The contributors bring to it experiences of women's democratic struggles from different parts of the world - both North and South - to address the themes of the book. The emphasis is on the historical and political specificities of regions, movements and ideas and on the ways that women's movements assess their immediate and long-term interests. With its focus on women's struggles for a political presence in human rights, citizenship rights and democratic institutional entitlements to citizenship, this volume is an important contribution to the literature on gender and democratisation.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Series Name:||Womens's studies at York series|
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Place of Publication:||New York|
|Book Title:||International perspectives on gender and democratisation|
|Number of Pages:||207|
|Page Range:||pp. 149-165|
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