New PDF release: Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling: A Global Comparison of

By Rainbow Murray

ISBN-10: 0313382484

ISBN-13: 9780313382482

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This exam of the function of gender stereotyping in media assurance of govt elections makes use of 9 case reviews from world wide to supply a different comparative perspective.

• Essays through thirteen amazing students combining learn on gender and elections with services in a selected country

• A desk highlighting key findings for every case research, facilitating comparability in a manner that has now not formerly been possible

• A bibliography that brings jointly readings on gender, elections, and media stereotyping from the USA and 8 different international locations round the world

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72 These include the nature of the political system, nepotism, and opportunities generated by crisis and upheaval. Easier to Be a Prime Minister than a President It was noted at the beginning of the chapter that women have succeeded more often as prime ministers than as presidents. First, this is due to the reduced emphasis on individual candidates within a parliamentary system, with more emphasis being placed on the party ticket. Second, the prime minister is usually the leader of the party which wins the most seats in a legislative election.

2 The state of affairs in Venezuela would soon be dubbed a partyarchy3 due to the enormous influence that political parties held; these “hierarchically controlled, bureaucratically organized parties so thoroughly dominated electoral campaigns, legislative proceedings, and civic organizations that they destabilized democracy and generated disillusionment by blocking off most of the informal channels through which citizens voice their demands (1994, 158). ”4 To understand the presidential elections of 1998, it is important to note that democracy, though once the “expected and customary state of affairs” in Venezuela, deteriorated rapidly after the 1988 election of Carlos Andre´s Pe´rez to the presidency.

Party leaders in parliamentary systems are subjected to sustained media attention which intensifies in the build-up to an election, and campaigns are frequently driven by the image and personality of the party leader. In many respects, media coverage of executive candidates in presidential and parliamentary systems is comparable. Low Power To the extent that women have succeeded in holding presidential office, this has often been in countries with a dual executive where the president is a ceremonial figurehead and power is concentrated in the hands of the prime minister.

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