Women, Power, Politics: The Hidden Story of Canada's Unfinished Democracy
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 186 pages
Women's participation in politics matters very much.
Yet in Canada, women MPs have been stuck at a level of roughly one-fifth since 1993, and Stephen Harper has fewer women in his government than did Brian Mulroney. Although we may believe women are making progress, their representation in politics seems decidedly stalled. So it comes as no surprise
In this engaging, no-nonsense, and witty book, Sylvia Bashevkin argues that Canadians have a profound unease with women in positions of political authority--what she calls the women plus power equals discomfort equation. She explores the specific reasons why this discomfort is particularly severe
Finally, Bashevkin outlines some compelling solutions to address the stalemate facing women in Canadian politics.
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Ms. Bashevkin has written a short book that, perhaps, should have been longer. She has a particular viewpoint and seems to feel many of her arguments speak for themselves. Unfortunately, they do not ... Read full review