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Women in Parliament
Beyond Numbers

Edited by Azza Karam
March 1998
International IDEA
ISBN: 91-89098-19-6
241 Pages, Illustrated
$39.50 Paper Original

Over the last 20 years there have been many publications about how women can be elected to parliament. The second International IDEA handbook examines how women MPs have made a political impact through parliaments. Contributors include leading researchers, parliamentarians and activists. The handbook describes some of the most pertinent mechanisms and strategies women can use to impact on policies and political processes. It examines such topics as quotas and electoral systems and includes case studies which highlight the range of issues women face in parliament in Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Norway, Russia and South Africa.

Political Science
Series: Handbook Series 2