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The book illustrates how community-based actions, programs, and organizations that allow women to determine their lives and participate in decision making contribute to the creation of a civil society and thus enhance democracy. The case studies show how participation in grassroots movements promotes women’s involvement in their organizations, communities, and in societal institutions, as it influences state policy and empowers women in personal relationships.

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Jill M. Bystydzienski, Joti Sekhon
  3. pp. 1-22
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  1. Part One: Asia
  1. 1. Grassroots Social Action and Empowerment in India: The Case of Action India Women's Program
  2. Joti Sekhon
  3. pp. 25-48
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  1. 2. Re-Inheriting Women in Decolonizing Hong Kong
  2. Irene Lik Kay Tong
  3. pp. 49-66
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  1. 3. Democracy at the Margins: NGOs and Women's "Unofficial" Political Participation in Singapore
  2. Meredith L. Weiss
  3. pp. 67-92
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  1. Part Two: Africa and the Middle East
  1. 4. Exchanging Participation for Promises: Mobilization of Women in Eritrea
  2. Susan Leisure
  3. pp. 95-110
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  1. 5. Democratization through Adult Popular Education: A Reflection on the Resilience of Women from Kwa-Ndebele, South Africa
  2. Khanya Rajuili, lone Burke
  3. pp. 111-128
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  1. 6. Self-Identity as a Form of Democratization: The Syrian Experience
  2. Nimat Hafez Barazangi
  3. pp. 129-149
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  1. 7. Women's Grassroots Movements and Democratization in Egypt
  2. Nawal H. Ammar, Leila S. Lababidy
  3. pp. 150-170
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  1. Part Three: Central America
  1. 8. Women and Grassroots Democracy in El Salvador: The Case of Comunidad Segundo Montes
  2. Elizabeth Cagan
  3. pp. 173-195
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  1. 9. Feminist Organizations and Grassroots Democracy in Honduras
  2. Charles McKelvey
  3. pp. 196-214
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  1. Part Four: Eastern Europe
  1. 10. New Roads to Resistance: Polish Feminists in the Transition to Democracy
  2. Judy Root Aulette
  3. pp. 217-240
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  1. 11. From the Ground Up: Women's Organizations and Democratization in Russia
  2. Jane F. Berthusen Gottlick
  3. pp. 241-262
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  1. Part Five: Western Europe, North America, and Australia
  1. 12. Building Democratic Bridges over Belgian Political Bastions: The Work of the VOK-Women's Consultation Committee
  2. Alison E. Woodward, Rita Mulier
  3. pp. 265-283
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  1. 13. Women's Participation in Grassroots Initiatives in Ireland
  2. Christopher Dale
  3. pp. 284-304
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  1. 14. Sexual Assault and the Canadian State: Participatory Democracy Struggles within a Liberal Democracy
  2. Alicja Muszynski
  3. pp. 305-327
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  1. 15. Empowerment and Disempowerment of Women in Central Appalachia, U.S.A.
  2. Nelda K. Pearson
  3. pp. 328-351
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  1. 16. Women in Agriculture: Action for More Democratic Australian Farm Politics
  2. Ruth Liepins
  3. pp. 352-374
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  1. Conclusion
  2. Joti Sekhon, Jill M. Bystydzienski
  3. pp. 375-392
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  1. About the Editors and Contributors
  2. pp. 393-397
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253028143
Related ISBN
9780253334459
MARC Record
OCLC
1016851414
Pages
408
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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