Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe

Strategies, Challenges and Future Research

  • Amy C. Alexander
  • Catherine Bolzendahl
  • Farida Jalalzai

Part of the Gender and Politics book series (GAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Senem Ertan, Catalina Monroy, Juan Pablo Vallejo, Germán Romero, Ana Catalina Erazo
    Pages 55-76
  3. Melanie M. Hughes, Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow
    Pages 77-96
  4. Kathleen M. Fallon, Heidi E. Rademacher
    Pages 97-116
  5. Aksel Sundström, Lena Wängnerud
    Pages 117-137
  6. Diana Z. O’Brien, Jennifer M. Piscopo
    Pages 139-163
  7. Ann Towns, Anne-Kathrin Kreft, Birgitta Niklasson
    Pages 187-205
  8. Tiffany D. Barnes, Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson
    Pages 229-255
  9. Farida Jalalzai
    Pages 257-282
  10. Amy C. Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl, Farida Jalalzai
    Pages 283-291
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 293-303

About this book


This volume brings together leading gender and politics scholars to assess how women’s political empowerment can best be conceptualized and measured on a global scale. It argues that women’s political empowerment is a fundamental process of transformation for benchmarking and understanding all political empowerment gains across the globe. Chapters improve our global understanding of women's political empowerment through cross-national comparisons, a synthesis of methodological approaches across varied levels of politics, and attention to the ways gender intersects with myriad factors in shaping women’s political empowerment. This book is an indispensable resource for scholars of politics and gender, as well as being relevant to a global scholarly and policy community.


women's political empowerment gender and politics feminist politics political influence of women global gendered politics women in political office gender issues in organisations women as political elites female cabinet ministers women heads of state and government measuring political empowerment problems with gendered political power political equality for women women in local politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Amy C. Alexander
    • 1
  • Catherine Bolzendahl
    • 2
  • Farida Jalalzai
    • 3
  1. 1.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  3. 3.Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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