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Title:'Her Excellency': an exploratory overview of women cabinet ministers in Africa
Authors:Bauer, GretchenISNI
Okpotor, Faith
Year:2013
Periodical:Africa Today (ISSN 1527-1978)
Volume:60
Issue:1
Pages:77-97
Language:English
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:women politicians
Cabinet
gender inequality
External link:https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/africa_today/v060/60.1.bauer.pdf
Abstract:The number of women cabinet ministers in several African countries has increased recently while remaining small in others. In this exploratory overview, the authors investigate women's growing presence in cabinets across sub-Saharan Africa, providing a recent ranking for women's cabinet representation. The authors attempt to determine why some countries have more women ministers than others, comparing generalist versus specialist appointments and normative influences on governments. Further, they seek to determine the impact of more women ministers by investigating substantive and symbolic representation effects. Finally, they consider areas for future research around women cabinet ministers in Africa. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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