The ‘Devil's Deal’: Women's Political Participation and Authoritarianism In Peru

Cecilia Blondet

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780199256457
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601989 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

The ‘Devil's Deal’: Women's Political Participation and Authoritarianism In Peru

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This chapter examines the ways women from different social and political groups gained national prominence in Peru during the Fujimori administration. It argues that the political interests of the President led to increased contact with a wide range of professional women and social leaders, whose interests overlapped with his. These women learned to operate within the confines of the authoritarian regime, and became important players in a political arena characterized by disorder and weak institutions.

Keywords: political participation; Peru; women’s participation; women in politics; women leaders; President Fujimori

Chapter.  11653 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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