Womens Political Representation and Empowerment in India : A Million Indiras Now

By: Evelin Hust

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Contents Introduction. I. Politics of presence empowerment and the socio cultural framework theoretical foundations 1. Political representation power and empowerment. 2. The framework. II. Political presence power and empowerment of women case study 3. Political presence. 4. Power. 5. Empowerment. 6. Restrictions resulting from the framework. Summary and conclusion. Glossary. Appendix Gania's history. Bibliography. Index. Women's Political Representation and Empowerment in India A Million Indiras Now scrutinizes the processes that have been set in motion through the demand for a 33 per cent reservation for women in rural local governments in India. Taking up the proposition that women's presence in rural political bodies will also lead to their empowerment the author developed an analytical framework based on recent theoretical literature on quotas in politics and the concept of empowerment as well as on studies on women in the Panchayati Raj. The empirical data was collected in Orissa through a survey of 105 women and 80 men and a large number of qualitative interviews. Among the major issues discussed in this book is the socio economic composition of the new Panchayati Raj the question whether the women are really present and active in the local bodies whether they have gained any power and how they deal with corruption. A further chapter assesses how far the women have become empowered individually in terms of having gained confidence and in how far the quota empowers women as a group. Printed Pages: 303

Title: Womens Political Representation and Empowerment in India : A Million Indiras Now

Author Name: Evelin Hust

Categories: Politics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173045755

ISBN 13: 9788173045752

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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