Women Political Leaders in Developing Countries Essay

Women Political Leaders in Developing Countries
An examination of four women politicians: the Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia, the Indian former prime minister Indira Gandhi, the Pakistani former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and the Turkish former prime minister Tansu Ciller.
# 5923 | 2,900 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | TR
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper examines four third world women political leaders' biographies, and focuses on the processes of how they had come to power in their countries. The author points out that Mrs. Ciller stands as an exception among other three women leaders studied in this essay.

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"Only few women could rise to position of political leadership in the world. In a cross-cultural comparison of political leaders, Jean Blonder (1987) concludes that most of the political leaders in the world are overwhelmingly male and only less than .005% of all political leaders are women (116-117). More female national leaders within this .005% of share have held office in less developed countries than more developed. This information about the women political leadership may seem to be little bit striking because, on the one hand, most women political leaders have held the office in less developed countries, where women status is considerably lower, on the other hand, only a few women leaders could hold the office in the modern societies, where the feminist movements originally emerged and women have higher status."

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