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Women of power: half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide

Women of power: half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide

Skard, Torild, 1936- author

At a time when a woman - Angela Merkel - is arguably the most powerful leader in Europe and another - Hilary Clinton - continues to be at the centre of the US political stage, it seems that women have broken through the glass ceiling and begun to populate the highest offices of the political world. This book is a testament to that accomplishment, offering the most comprehensive overview of female presidents and prime ministers to date. Looking at over fifty countries and over seventy women leaders since 1960, Torild Skard - herself an experienced politician - examines how and why these women rose to the top and what their leadership has meant for women's empowerment throughout the latter half of the twentieth century

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Bristol: Policy Press, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Torild Skard
ISBN: 1447315804, 9781447315803
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: This translation originally published: 2015.
Note: Translated from the Norwegian.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 586 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Politics and Government.; Women Political activity History 20th century.; Women prime ministers.; Women presidents.
Uniform Title: Maktens Kvinner. English