Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 November 2021

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192898074

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Women and Power in Africa

Aspiring, Campaigning, and Governing

Edited by Leonardo Arriola, Martha Johnson, and Melanie Phillips

Oxford Studies in African Politics and International Relations

  • Offers unique insights on how women in African countries participate in three stages of politics: party nominations, election campaigns, and governance
  • Examines women's access to, and exercise of, political power across a range of African countries, including countries often overlooked in scholarship on gender because they have relatively few women in elected office
  • Provides a gendered perspective on some of the most critical topics in the study of Africa, including campaign strategies amid clientelism, party institutionalization, and political violence
  • Presents new data on women's engagement with politics that was collected using a variety of methodologies
  • Brings new perspectives to the scholarship on gender in electoral politics both in terms of comparative politics and African politics more specifically