Women’s Political Participation and Representation in Asia: Obstacles and Challenges

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edited by Kazuki Iwanaga

Covers a range of Asian countries, offers original data from various perspectives and engages the latest research on women in politics, aiming to put the Asian situation in a global context by comparing it with the situation in Europe.

"What is astonishing about this wide-ranging volume on women’s political participation in Asia and the obstacles hindering it is not the variety of hurdles Asian women face, but their similarity. … The volume is commendable not so much for its empirical findings, which are very useful in their own right, but for the questions and theoretical conundrums it throws up. It is a must for anybody who wants to know more about the situation of women in Asia." – Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanayagam, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 29, 1/2010

Prior to his retirement, Kazuki Iwanaga was a political scientist at Halmstad University, Sweden, specialising in the study of gender and politics in Asia.

Publication year: 2008
333 pp / 228mm x 152mm
7 figures, 39 tables
ISBN: 978-87-7694-016-4, Paperback

NIAS Press