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Jalalzai, Farida

Works: 12 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 1,212 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Bibliography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD6054.3, 331.481658
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Most widely held works by Farida Jalalzai
Shattered, cracked or firmly intact? : women and the executive glass ceiling worldwide by Farida Jalalzai( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do men's and women's paths to political office differ? Once in office, are women's powers more constrained that those of men? The number of women in executive leadership positions has grown substantially over the past five decades, and women now govern in vastly different contexts around the world. But their climbs to such positions don't necessarily correspond with social status and the existence of gender equity. In Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact? Farida Jalalzai outlines important patterns related to women executive's paths, powers, and potential impacts. In doing so, she combines qualitative and quantitative analysis and explores both contexts in which women successfully gained executive power and those in which they did not. The glass ceiling has truly shattered in Finland (where, to date, three different women have come to executive power), only cracked in the United Kingdom (with Margaret Thatcher as the only example of a female prime minister), and remains firmly intact in the United States. While women appear to have made substantial gains, they still face many obstacles in their pursuit of national executive office. Women, compared to their male counterparts, more often ascend to relatively weak posts and gain offices through appointment as opposed to popular election. When dominant women presidents do rise through popular vote, they still almost always hail from political families and from within unstable systems. Jalalzai asserts the importance of institutional features in contributing positive representational effects for women national leaders. Her analysis offers both a broad understanding of global dynamics of executive power as well as particulars about individual women leaders from every region of the globe over the past fifty years. Viewing gender as embedded within institutions and processes, this book provides an unprecedented and comprehensive view of the complex, contradictory, and multifaceted dimensions of women's national leadership
Women Presidents of Latin America : Beyond Family Ties? by Farida Jalalzai( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women are gaining ground as presidents of Latin America. Women leaders in presidential systems (particularly women directly elected by the public) were generally limited to daughters and wives of male executives or opposition leaders. With the election of Michelle Bachelet in Chile, these traditional patterns appeared to be shifting. This book asks: what conditions allowed for a broadening of routes, beyond family ties, for women in Latin America? Do women presidents of Latin America use their powers to enhance women's representation? While providing valuable insight into the big picture of women in presidential politics throughout Latin America over the last several decades, this book more closely analyzes four women presidents gaining office since 2006: Michelle Bachelet (Chile), Cristina Fernández (Argentina), Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica), and Dilma Rousseff (Brazil). It assesses the paths and impacts of Latin American women presidents and scrutinizes the ways gender shapes both aspects. No other scholar has offered such an in-depth analysis of the paths and actions of women presidents of Latin America. As such, this book offers important contributions to the gender in politics literature. Its multi-methodological approach consisting of original data collection from field work and in person interviews of political elites and experts combined with an analysis of a host of secondary sources including media articles and public opinion data makes this work exceptionally comprehensive. Its findings are applicable to those studying women, gender, and politics as well as comparative politics, Latin American politics, and leadership studies"--Por editor en la web
Measuring women's political empowerment across the globe : strategies, challenges and future research( )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together leading gender and politics scholars to assess how women's political empowerment can best be conceptualised and measured on a global scale. It argues that women's political empowerment is a fundamental process of transformation for benchmarking and understanding all political empowerment gains across the globe. Chapters improve our global understanding of women's political empowerment through cross-national comparisons, a synthesis of methodological approaches across varied levels of politics, and attention to the ways gender intersects with myriad factors in shaping women's political empowerment. The book is an indispensable resource for scholars of politics and gender, as well as being relevant to a global scholarly and policy community
Frauen global by Amy C Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's inclusion in executive cabinets by Farida Jalalzai( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women leaders in comparative perspective by Farida Jalalzai( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shattered by Farida Jalalzai( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beyond Hillary and Benazir : women's political leadership worldwide by Farida Jalalzai( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender, presidencies, and prime ministerships in Europe: Are women gaining ground?( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To what extent have women made progress in attaining presidential and prime ministerial positions in Europe? We might expect women in this region to have made significant strides in executive office holding, given the more favorable political, cultural, and social conditions women face. At the same time, Europe is not monolithic. The diversity within one large region allows not only for an assessment of the conditions best facilitating women's executive incorporation but also the ability to scrutinize the degree to which they exercise more substantial powers. While Europe boasts the greatest numbers of women executives to date, women face many limits in the type of positions they occupy and powers afforded their offices, although important exceptions surface. Statistically, women's success relates to dual executive structures. Likewise critical is the pipeline from which future leaders are recruited. Prospects for women leaders in Eastern Europe appear less auspicious than for their West European counterparts, further demonstrating women's uneven advances. Numbers, pathways, and political clout shape women's advancement in this historically male preserve, resulting in mixed progress overall
Women political leaders : past and present by Farida Jalalzai( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women candidates an the media : 1992-2000 elections by Farida Jalalzai( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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