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Violence against Women in Politics

ISBN : 9780190088477

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¥4,301
Author: 
Mona Lena Krook
Pages
336 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Oct 2020
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Women have made significant inroads into political life in recent years, but in many parts of the world, their increased engagement has spurred attacks, intimidation, and harassment. This book provides the first comprehensive account of this phenomenon, exploring how women came to give these experiences a name: violence against women in politics. Tracing its global emergence as a concept, Mona Lena Krook draws on insights from multiple disciplines-political science, sociology, history, gender studies, economics, linguistics, psychology, and forensic science-to develop a more robust version of this concept to support ongoing activism and inform future scholarly work. Krook argues that violence against women in politics is not simply a gendered extension of existing definitions of political violence privileging physical aggressions against rivals. Rather, it is a distinct phenomenon involving a broad range of harms to attack and undermine women as political actors, taking physical, psychological, sexual, economic, and semiotic forms. Incorporating a wide range of country examples, she illustrates what this violence looks like in practice, catalogues emerging solutions around the world, and considers how to document this phenomenon more effectively. Highlighting its implications for democracy, human rights, and gender equality, the book asserts that addressing this issue requires ongoing dialogue and collaboration to ensure women's equal rights to participate-freely and safely-in political life around the globe.

Index: 

INTRODUCTION
1. A Problem with No Name
AN EMERGING CONCEPT
2. A Global Genealogy
3. Parallel and Related Trends
4. An Expanded Vision
5. International Recognition
6. A New Phenomenon?
7. Debates and Controversies
A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
8. Politics as a Hostile Space
9. A Distinct Phenomenon
10. A Bias Event Approach
11. A Continuum of Violence
A TYPOLOGY OF VIOLENCE
12. Physical Violence
13. Psychological Violence
14. Sexual Violence
15. Economic Violence
16. Semiotic Violence
A CALL TO ACTION
17. Cross-Cutting Solutions
18. Documentation and Data Collection
19. Political and Social Implications
20. Concluding Thoughts
Notes
References
Index

About the author: 

Mona Lena Krook is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women and Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University. Since 2015, she has collaborated with the National Democratic Institute on its #NotTheCost campaign to stop violence against women in politics.

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