The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights

  • Susan Franceschet
  • Mona Lena Krook
  • Netina Tan

Part of the Gender and Politics book series (GAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Theories and Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Miki Caul Kittilson
      Pages 21-32
    3. Melanie M. Hughes, Pamela Paxton
      Pages 33-51
    4. Diana Z. O’Brien, Jennifer M. Piscopo
      Pages 53-72
    5. Mona Lena Krook
      Pages 73-81
  3. Suffrage and Political Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Ricardo Gamboa, Miguel Angel López
      Pages 85-99
    3. Gabriela Cano
      Pages 115-127
    4. Nancy Janovicek, Melanee Thomas
      Pages 169-184
    5. Katja Žvan Elliott
      Pages 213-226
    6. Mi Yung Yoon, Christol Okeke
      Pages 243-256
    7. Rudo B. Gaidzanwa
      Pages 289-299
    8. Kimberley Ens Manning
      Pages 301-315
    9. Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi
      Pages 317-330
    10. Bridget Welsh
      Pages 331-347
    11. Malathi de Alwis, Chulani Kodikara
      Pages 349-362
    12. Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild
      Pages 375-389
  4. Eligibility and Political Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Stéphanie Rousseau
      Pages 393-403
    3. Lenita Freidenvall
      Pages 455-466
    4. Réjane Sénac
      Pages 467-481
    5. Joy McCann, Marian Sawer
      Pages 483-502
    6. Lindsay J. Benstead
      Pages 517-530
    7. Reut Itzkovitch-Malka, Chen Friedberg
      Pages 531-546
    8. Ramola Ramtohul
      Pages 547-561
    9. Chang-Ling Huang
      Pages 641-656
    10. Paul Minoletti
      Pages 657-672
    11. Francesca R. Jensenius
      Pages 673-688

About this book


This Palgrave Handbook provides a definitive account of women’s political rights across all major regions of the world, focusing both on women’s right to vote and women’s right to run for political office. This dual focus makes this the first book to combine historical overviews of debates about enfranchising women alongside analyses of more contemporary efforts to increase women’s political representation around the globe. Chapter authors map and assess the impact of these groundbreaking reforms, providing insight into these dynamics in a wide array of countries where women’s suffrage and representation have taken different paths and led to varying degrees of transformation. On the eve of many countries celebrating a century of women’s suffrage, as well as record numbers of women elected and appointed to political office, this timely volume offers an important introduction to ongoing developments related to women’s political empowerment worldwide. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the fields of gender and politics, women’s studies, history and sociology. 


Women's political rights history of women's suffrage women's right to vote women in political office global gender studies enfranchisement of women female political representation women's political empowerment political participation and gender political engagement and gender development of women's rights comparative gender politics international women's politics gender and political leadership women in government women in parliament women's right to run for office

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Franceschet
    • 1
  • Mona Lena Krook
    • 2
  • Netina Tan
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  3. 3.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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