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Title Women in Parliament Beyond Numbers
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Call Number KAPAL 320 KAR W
ISBN/ISSN 91-89098-19-6
Author(s) Azza Karam - Personal Name
Subject(s) WOMEN
women and politics
parliament
Classification 320
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Language English
Publisher Internatioanl Idea
Publishing Year 1998
Publishing Place Stokholm
Collation 229 hlm; 23 cm
Abstract/Notes The seed of democracy lies in the principle that the legitimacy of the power to make decision about people, lives, their society and their country should derive from a choice by those who will be affected. For many centuries the basic of this legitimacy was limited and many were excluded from making a choice: slaves those without property or formal education, those not "civilized or not part of a dominant culture or religion in society, people of colour, of a particular racial or ethic group, indigenous peoples of countries conguered and through superior weaponry and overwhelmingly, women. The franchise was won throught struggles societies, and the right to self-dertermination of subject people throught anticolonial and liberation strugles in manu countries. Today most of those previously excluded have won the right to both choose and be members of institutions of governance. Universal franschise in free and fair elections has become recognized as minimum standard for democratic societies.
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