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Women and power in postconflict Africa

Author: Aili Mari Tripp
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University, 2015. ©2015
Series: Cambridge studies in gender and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The book explains an unexpected consequence of the decrease in conflict in Africa after the 1990s. Analysis of cross-national data and in-depth comparisons of case studies of Uganda, Liberia and Angola show that post-conflict countries have significantly higher rates of women's political representation in legislatures and government compared with countries that have not undergone major conflict. They have also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aili Mari Tripp
ISBN: 9781107115576 1107115574 9781107535879 1107535875
OCLC Number: 914417745
Description: xxvi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I: Setting the stage --
Preface --
Introduction --
Pathways to change in political gender regimes --
Part II: Case studies --
Uganda: forging a new trajectory --
Liberia: the power of fighting for peace --
Angola: the limits of post-conflict gender policy reform --
Part III: New openings for women's rights --
Women's rights in peace agreements --
Women's rights in post-conflict constitutions --
Part IV: Gendered outcomes --
Women and leadership in post-conflict countries --
Women's rights and post-conflict legislative reform --
Part V: Future research --
New frontiers in the study of women, conflict, and peace.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in gender and politics.
Responsibility: by Aili Mari Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


This book explains why women's rights and rates of political leadership are improving more rapidly in post-conflict countries in Africa than elsewhere on the continent. It provides original  Read more...
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'Among the most notable outcomes of civil conflicts has been the expansion of women's roles and rights, particularly in the political sphere. Studies and theories abound, but Tripp (Univ. of Read more...

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