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Engendering Transitions: Women's Mobilization, Institutions and Gender Outcomes

Georgina Waylen


This book examines the roles that women's mobilizations have played in processes of democratization and the impact of transitions to democracy on gender relations. In an over-arching and thematic analysis, it compares transitions from state socialism and authoritarianism that took place as part of the ‘third wave’ of democratization that swept the world from the 1970s onwards. Using case study material drawn from eight countries primarily in Latin America and East Central Europe as well as South Africa, the book explores the gendered constraints and opportunities provided by processes of democ ... More

Keywords: gender, democratization, South Africa, institutions, women's mobilization, gender outcomes, state socialism, authoritarianism, Latin America, East Central Europe

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248032
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Georgina Waylen, author
Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield
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Part I Analysing Gender and Transitions

Part II Women's Organizing

Part III The Electoral Arena

Part IV The State and Policy Outcomes