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Title:
The almanac of women and minorities in world politics
Author:
Martin, Mart, 1944-
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Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xxxiii, 466 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780813368054
Format :
Book

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Summary

The Almanac of Women and Minorities in World Politics is a reference book that provides political and biographical details on the achievements of women and minorities in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of every nation (and most dependent territories) in the world. The "Executive" section on a particular country might include information on that country's first woman president, or its first minority prime minister, for example. It also includes information on the first female cabinet member, and first female ambassador. Likewise, the "Legislative" section provides details on the first women and minority members of the national parliament. And, the "Judicial" section might give data on the country's first women and minority judges. The book also features a number of shorter, politically-oriented biographical sketches that chronicle all the women--and certain minority individuals--who have influenced the political environment of their nation, either locally or internationally, both adversely and constructively, since 1900.


Author Notes

Mart Martin has long been a keen observer and chronicler of American politics. He is also the author if The Almanac of Women and Minorities in World Politics . He resides in San Francisco, where he works in the legal field.


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Choice Review

A sequel to the author's Almanac of Women and Minorities in American Politics (CH, Oct'99), this book offers a global perspective on alternate voices heard in the political arena. Brief notes are followed by a chronological list of 62 female heads of government and state around the world, excluding monarchs. The body of the work consists of nearly 200 entries for individual countries, which typically list dates at which women were able to vote and stand for election; female and minority sovereigns, executives, legislators, candidates, and ambassadors; and individuals who achieved influence and power by other means, with notable individuals treated at greater length. A list of more than 200 individual and organizational sources, a submission form for subsequent editions, and an index complete the volume. The inclusion of racial, ethnic, religious, and political minorities, as well as gays and lesbians, is to be applauded, and because of the author's objective yet entertaining tone, this work is a pleasure to read. It is also a collection of useful data. An essential purchase for academic and research libraries supporting programs in international politics, and in women's, ethnic, and gay and lesbian studies; also suitable for larger public libraries. M. C. Duhig; Library Center of Point Park College and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


Table of Contents

Notes on the Textp. xxv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Chronology of International Female Heads of Government and State (Excluding Monarchs)p. xxix
Afghanistanp. 1
Albaniap. 3
Algeriap. 5
Andorrap. 7
Angolap. 8
Antigua and Barbudap. 9
Argentinap. 10
Armeniap. 13
Australiap. 14
Austriap. 20
Azerbaijanp. 23
The Bahamasp. 25
Bahrainp. 27
Bangladeshp. 28
Barbadosp. 30
Belarusp. 32
Belgiump. 34
Belizep. 37
Beninp. 39
Bhutanp. 40
Boliviap. 41
Bosnia and Herzegovinap. 44
Botswanap. 46
Brazilp. 48
Bruneip. 51
Bulgariap. 52
Burkina Fasop. 55
Burundip. 57
Cambodiap. 58
Cameroonp. 60
Canadap. 61
Cape Verdep. 73
Central African Republicp. 74
Chadp. 76
Chilep. 77
Chinap. 79
Colombiap. 84
Comorosp. 87
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)p. 88
Congo Republic (Brazzaville)p. 90
Costa Ricap. 91
Cote d'Ivoirep. 94
Croatiap. 95
Cubap. 98
Cyprusp. 100
Czech Republicp. 102
Denmarkp. 106
Djiboutip. 110
Dominicap. 111
Dominican Republicp. 113
Ecuadorp. 115
Egyptp. 118
El Salvadorp. 121
Equatorial Guineap. 123
Eritreap. 124
Estoniap. 125
Ethiopiap. 127
Fijip. 129
Finlandp. 131
Francep. 134
Gabonp. 140
Gambiap. 141
Georgiap. 143
Germanyp. 145
Ghanap. 150
Greecep. 152
Grenadap. 155
Guatemalap. 157
Guineap. 160
Guinea-Bissaup. 161
Guyanap. 163
Haitip. 166
Hondurasp. 169
Hungaryp. 171
Icelandp. 173
Indiap. 175
Indonesiap. 181
Iranp. 184
Iraqp. 188
Irelandp. 189
Israelp. 192
Italyp. 196
Jamaicap. 200
Japanp. 202
Jordanp. 206
Kazakhstanp. 208
Kenyap. 209
Kiribatip. 212
Democratic People's Republic of Koreap. 213
Republic of Koreap. 215
Kuwaitp. 218
Kyrgyzstanp. 220
Laosp. 222
Latviap. 223
Lebanonp. 226
Lesothop. 228
Liberiap. 230
Libyap. 233
Liechtensteinp. 234
Lithuaniap. 235
Luxembourgp. 238
Macedoniap. 240
Madagascarp. 242
Malawip. 243
Malaysiap. 245
Maldivesp. 247
Malip. 248
Maltap. 250
Marshall Islandsp. 252
Mauritaniap. 253
Mauritiusp. 254
Mexicop. 255
Federated States of Micronesiap. 258
Moldovap. 259
Monacop. 261
Mongoliap. 262
Moroccop. 264
Mozambiquep. 266
Myanmarp. 268
Namibiap. 270
Naurup. 271
Nepalp. 272
Netherlandsp. 274
New Zealandp. 277
Nicaraguap. 282
Nigerp. 284
Nigeriap. 286
Norwayp. 289
Omanp. 293
Pakistanp. 295
Palaup. 297
Panamap. 298
Papua New Guineap. 300
Paraguayp. 302
Perup. 303
Philippinesp. 307
Polandp. 310
Portugalp. 312
Qatarp. 314
Romaniap. 316
Russiap. 320
Rwandap. 323
Saint Kitts and Nevisp. 325
Saint Luciap. 326
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesp. 328
Samoap. 329
San Marinop. 331
Sao Tome and Principep. 332
Saudi Arabiap. 334
Senegalp. 335
Seychellesp. 337
Sierra Leonep. 339
Singaporep. 341
Slovakiap. 343
Sloveniap. 346
Solomon Islandsp. 348
Somaliap. 349
South Africap. 351
Spainp. 355
Sri Lankap. 357
Sudanp. 360
Surinamep. 362
Swazilandp. 364
Swedenp. 366
Switzerlandp. 369
Syriap. 371
Tajikistanp. 373
Tanzaniap. 375
Thailandp. 377
Togop. 380
Tongap. 381
Trinidad and Tobagop. 383
Tunisiap. 385
Turkeyp. 386
Turkmenistanp. 389
Tuvalup. 390
Ugandap. 391
Ukrainep. 393
United Arab Emiratesp. 395
United Kingdomp. 396
United States of Americap. 410
Uruguayp. 411
Uzbekistanp. 412
Vanuatup. 414
Vatican Cityp. 416
Venezuelap. 417
Vietnamp. 419
Yemenp. 422
Yugoslaviap. 424
Zambiap. 427
Zimbabwep. 429
Special Research Contactsp. 433
Reader Submissions for the Next Editionp. 438
Indexp. 439