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Women in Canadian Politics

Brenda O'Neill and Lisa Young

in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195335354
Published online September 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195335354.003.0018

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Women in Canadian Politics

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This article provides an overview of Canadian women's political orientations, and their collective action through feminism. It discusses the participation of women in politics as individual citizens and as voters. The article also discusses the formal political arena and traces the efforts to elucidate women's persistent numerical and substantive underrepresentation in Canadian legislatures. It concludes with an overview of public policies that affect women's social and economic equality.

Keywords: Canadian women; political orientations; feminism; women in politics; women; underrepresentation; public policies

Article.  8153 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics

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