Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 September 2019

336 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190069001

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Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender

Claire Annesley, Karen Beckwith, and Susan Franceschet

  • Cross-time, cross-national study of the gendered process of cabinet formation
  • Introduces the concept of the concrete floor--the minimum number of women included in cabinet to ensure its legitimacy
  • Explains how and why gains in women's representation are established and maintained without the use of formal rules or quotas for women's inclusion
  • Analyzes original data on women's cabinet appointments since the first woman appointed to cabinet in each country

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