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Women, political parties and social movements in South Asia

Amrita Basu

Women, political parties and social movements in South Asia

by Amrita Basu

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Published by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women -- Political activity -- South Asia,
  • Social movements -- South Asia,
  • Women -- South Asia -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Amrita Basu.
    SeriesOccasional paper / United Nations Research Institute for Social Development -- 5, Occasional paper (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development) -- 5.
    ContributionsUnited Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ1735.3 .B37 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 37 p. :
    Number of Pages37
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23733449M
    ISBN 109290850574
    ISBN 109789290850571
    LC Control Number2006377887

    Women in government are underrepresented in most if not all countries worldwide. In many countries, women have had inadequate opportunities in social participation, especially in striving for political rights and power in the government and different institutions. This historical tendency still persists, although women are increasingly being elected to be heads of state and government. initiatives and activities undertaken by political parties in Asia and Europe to relate to CSOs and citizen movements. Political parties in the two regions operate in different domestic political contexts and different socio-economic conditions. Different approaches and a myriad of experiences are analysed in this book: from complete non-.

      It makes sense – in a region where economic growth hasn’t meant an increase in democracy, where free press is incredibly limited and corruption remains high, frustration has turned into a historic year for social movements.. Does this foreshadow the long-awaited political maturation of East and Southeast Asia’s citizens, who are finally calling for a greater say in their political. Get this from a library! From patriarchy to empowerment: women's participation, movements, and rights in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. [Valentine M Moghadam;] -- Offering 20 studies on instances of emerging social justice and women's empowerment in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, this text shows how changes are occurring as capital, people, and.

    Political Feminism and the Women’s ovement in Thailand This paper aims to survey the development over recent decades of political feminism and social movements, involving Thai women as well as men, that have helped the country move toward the goal of gender equality. A feminist approach is used in this study focusing on theFile Size: KB. Throughout South Asia, women have participated in legislative processes and in political parties, and also as activists of political groups and movements outside the electoral process. Substantial systemic and structural constraints notwithstanding, women have managed to broaden their access to power and influence in the formal political process.


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The paper will address a range of issues concerning women, parties and movements in South Asia. First, what determines the success of political parties in recruiting, retaining and promoting women.

To what extent are there systematic differences between parties of the left, right and centre, and between national and regional parties in this regard.

Get this from a library. Women, political parties and social movements in South Asia. [Amrita Basu; United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.].

those between women and political parties, and those between political parties and social movements that organize women. My focus will be on South Asia, with political parties and social movements in South Asia book studies of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and, given my area of expertise, particularly India.

The paper will address a range of issues concerning women, parties and movements in File Size: KB. Glenn, John K. Contentious Politics and Democratization: Comparing the Impact of Social Movements on the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. Political Studies, Vol. 51, Issue. 1, p. Cormier, Jeffrey and Couton, Phillipe Civil Society.

Women’s Movement in South Asia Reflections of Resistance According to one definition a movement differs from individual acts of resistance, in that it consists of concerted action by a group of people who share a vision and an aim and act together to.

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Authors; ‘Women, Political Parties and Social Movements in South Asia’, Occasional Paper No. 5, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).Author: Margaret Alston. In recent years, challenges caused by social and political unrest and conflicts over natural resources and the environment have had an impact on the lives and livelihoods of Thai women.

These challenges have disproportionately affected women and created new forms of pressure and difficulties in achieving gender equality, especially for those women who do not have decision-making power or.

These efforts continued in the decades to follow, as women across the African continent played critical roles in political and social movements of the 21st century. For example, ina group of elderly women in Cameroon’s Social Democratic Front (SDF) played a critical role in catalyzing peace after the onslaught of post-electoral violence.

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The geographic scope of Islam goes far beyond the Middle East, ranging from the Far East to sub-Saharan is a vast diversity of Islamic movements and every country. African Women's Movements makes a significant contribution to our understanding of emerging African politics, women in politics and the role of social movements in Africa and will be essential reading for scholars and activists alike.' Gretchen Bauer - University of Delaware 'An indispensable analysis of gender politics in by: Amit Ahuja is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

His research focuses on the processes of inclusion and exclusion in multiethnic societies. He has studied this within the context of ethnic parties and movements, military organization, intercaste marriage, and skin color preferences in South : $ Book Description.

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5, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva In South Asia, women have been heads of state, and vital grassroots members of social movements, yet are under-represented in political parties.

It could be said that Indian women’s movements worked for two goals: one, libera­tion or uplift of women, i.e., reforming social practices so as to enable women to play a more important and constructive role in society; and two, equal rights for men and women, i.e., extension of civil rights en­joyed by men in the political, economic and.

Talking about political parties and social movements, we must first note that there are different types of political parties and social movements.

Just as there are parties which represent the ruling classes and the interests of the established order, so also there are social movements which play a. The University of Nottingham's Asia Research Institute brings together our world leading research and expertise concerning the major sustainable development challenges in Asia through engagement with practitioners and our partners in the region.

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Often broad-based and decentralized, such movements tend to have lower barriers to participation than formal political groupings, including armed organizations or political parties. 14 Women have spearheaded movements focused on gender inequities, such as the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, and they have participated in.

While women were never fully equal to men in the political sphere, women in precolonial Africa governed kingdoms, established cities, launched military conquests, and founded states.

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