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Womens Participation In Mexican Political Life Victoria Elizabeth Rodriguez

Womens Participation In Mexican Political Life

Victoria Elizabeth Rodriguez

Published October 8th 1998
ISBN : 9780813335292
Hardcover
280 pages
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To date, the mainstream literature on Mexican politics has said little about women, even though their participation as formal political actors has increased dramatically in the past fifteen years. Somewhat surprisingly, the political participation ofMoreTo date, the mainstream literature on Mexican politics has said little about women, even though their participation as formal political actors has increased dramatically in the past fifteen years. Somewhat surprisingly, the political participation of women, although well documented in other Latin American countries, has been neglected in the case of Mexico. Women’s Participation in Mexican Political Life is a collection of thirteen original essays which pulls together the expertise of well-known Mexicanist, Latin Americanist, and gender scholars from Mexico, the U.S., and Europe. The essays analyze the participation of women in different arenas of the Mexican political system: elected positions, appointed positions, grassroots leaders, voters, non-governmental organizations, unions, and so on. Altogether, the analysis includes essays on women from the various political parties, from different regions of the country, and from different levels of government (federal, state, local), making the book a truly representative sample of issues that affect the participation of women in Mexican political life.