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Women of Power: Half a Century of Female Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide

Skard, Torild

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ISBN 10: 1447315804 / ISBN 13: 9781447315803
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This unique book presents all 73 female presidents and prime ministers from around the world, from 1960 (when the first was elected) to 2010, organised by chronology and geography written by an experienced politician and academic. Num Pages: 576 pages. BIC Classification: 3JJP; 3JMC; JFSJ1; JPB; JPHL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 175 x 241 x 33. Weight in Grams: 1018. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781447315803

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Publisher: Policy Press

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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 center 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. Women of Power 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.

Skard examines the achievements and life stories of the world’s female leaders up to the current era. She offers nuanced portraits that draw on a number of materials, including many interviews that she conducted herself. All of the women discussed are organized by both chronology and geography, and Skard includes a number of helpful chapters that provide an overview and assessment of how different women leaders have come to power in different regions. Overall the book provides a fascinating account of women’s empowerment as it has manifested itself at the very top of the political hierarchy.

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Torild Skard is a senior researcher in women’s studies at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo and is a former member of parliament and the first woman president of the Norwegian Upper House, among many other appointments.

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