Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals núm. 127

Women and power: from descriptive to substantive representation

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Mercedes García Montero and Cristina Rivas Pérez (coords.)

Great strides have been made over the past few decades in all representative democracies to increase women’s presence in politics and other areas of power. The analysis of women entering these spaces has produced a prolific field of research that considers many aspects, including the obstacles to women’s effective access. This issue of Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals focuses on women’s political representation and presence in areas such as parliaments, governments and international bodies, and examines characteristics, behaviour, attitudes and values. Based on case studies – mainly from Latin America, but also from the international context, Europe and Africa – it seeks to reveal the substantive changes brought about by women entering and influencing spaces of power.


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Publication content

Mercedes García Montero and Cristina Rivas Pérez
Introduction: women and power, from descriptive to substantive representation

Itziar Mujika Chao
Twenty years of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda

Beatriz Navarro Sanz and Mª Mercedes Sanz Gómez
Gender mainstreaming and its power to influence: progress towards effective equality in the EU?

Mercedes García Montero and Cristina Rivas Pérez
Gender and political careers in Latin America: the gap in lawmaker longevity

Asbel Bohigues and Jennifer M. Piscopor
Group identity, ideology or recognition? Lawmakers’ support for gender quotas in Latin America

Irene Delgado
Glass ceilings in Latin American political parties

Salvador Martí i Puig, Macià Serra and Gemma Ubasart-González
Does being a female member of parliament make a difference? Perceptions of gender, rights and freedoms in Latin America

Margarita Batlle, Lucia Miranda Leibe and Julieta Suarez-Cao
From the national or the local level? Women’s paths to congress in the Andean region and Chile

Romina Accossatto
The place of women in Latin American political parties: the case of Ecuador

Norman Sempijja and Emilija Žebrauskaitė
The transformative role of women leaders in the fight against corruption in Uganda

Book reviews (subjects)

Nathali Rátiva Martínez
Women’s political participation: a language and gender perspective

Paula Lahoz-Lorenzo
Public policies: a tool for accelerating gender equality

Yasmin Pinget Batista
Chilean politics is and will be a woman’s thing

Brayan Salgado Garrido and Aránzazu Lastres Velasco
Overcoming distances: a study proposal on Argentina’s foreign policy made from Spain

Paloma González del Miño
A critical analysis on International Relations