Women Politics in the Americas: Political Representation and Policy Agendas in the Executive Branch

The LBJ School of Public Affairs, Policy Research Project Report 179. 306pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-89940-797-5
pThis report is the culmination of a two-semester group research project as part of the graduate course ldquo;Women and Politics in the Americas.rdquo; Dr. Victoria E. Rodriacute;guez led the research during the academic year 2013ndash;2014 at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The report analyzes the extent of womenrsquo;s engagement in political activities in the executive branch of government throughout the Americas, and is divided in two main sections. The first examines womenrsquo;s representation worldwide and sets the international context for the Americas analysis. The second section focuses on specific case studies of women who have held executive power in the Americas. The report concludes by pulling together the main findings of the individual case studies and assessing the common themes that emerge from our analysis./p
Research Topic
Politics and the Policy Process