Party Politics, Religion, and Women's Leadership: Lebanon in Comparative Perspective (Hardback)
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Party Politics, Religion, and Women's Leadership: Lebanon in Comparative Perspective (Hardback)

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Hardback 283 Pages
Published: 05/12/2013
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Exploring the interlinkages of political parties, religiosity, and women's leadership and nominations to public office, this book argues that as party religiosity increases, women's chances of assuming leadership positions fall. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods, it advances a new theory of party variation in religiosity.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137333209
Number of pages: 283
Weight: 4728 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


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'Fatima Sbaity Kassem produces an incisive analysis. Cutting through prevailing explanations, she pinpoints political party religiosity as the driver of low female parliamentary representation in 330 parties and 26 countries. No previous work on women's political participation has targeted a precise variable so persuasively. Exceedingly readable and powerful, this book is an eye-opener for feminists, political activists, and social theorists.' - Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies, University of California, Davis, USA 'This unique book with its bold argument about the impact of political party religiosity on patterns of women's leadership is sure to be debated and discussed. Backed by prodigious and original research broadly comparative and statistical in its cross-national vision, on the one hand, and astoundingly detailed in its close analysis of the case study of Lebanon, on the other Fatima Sbaity Kassem's findings are as illuminating as her thesis is provocative.' - Lila Abu-Lughod, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Columbia University, USA 'Why have women's gains in socioeconomic and demographic realms not translated into greater women's leadership in politics, despite women's increased mobilization within political parties? Espousing a compelling institutional perspective, Fatima Sbaity Kassem shows that parties dominated by religious agendas block women's advancement to leadership positions. Based on extensive fieldwork involving in-depth interviews in Lebanon and a comparative cross-national analysis, her book makes a valuable contribution to the studies of women's political participation in general.' - Gunes Murat Tezcur, Loyola University Chicago, USA

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