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By Bruce O. Solheim

An exam of the political and social features specific to Scandinavia that have made women's upward thrust to strength extra fast than in different areas of the realm, this research additionally explores how the ensuing election of girls has supplied precious facts of the impression of girls leaders and their management sort. Solheim starts off with a serious survey of feminist scholarship concerning the equality-difference debate and the appliance of such study at the place of girls in foreign politics. He concludes, during this admire, that management kind could have much less to do with gender than one may possibly in the beginning suspect. Archival learn and interviews with girls in management roles give you the reader with a more in-depth examine the Scandinavian method, a view that might problem gender stereotypes round the world.

On best of the World explores the Nordic political platforms in nice element and analyzes systemic elements, equivalent to multi-party electoral platforms and consensus-seeking cultural associations, which give a contribution to the increase of such a lot of girls leaders. Solheim compares and contrasts the political upward push of 2 Nordic ladies leaders to strength and impression and, for the aim of cross-cultural comparability, one lady chief from the constructing international. a last bankruptcy ties jointly the theoretical framework and the case stories to signify a path for destiny research.

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Women dramatically increased their participation in all leadership positions throughout Norway, including the prime minister's office, with the coming to power of Gro Harlem Brundtland. Women represented over 30 percent of all elected offices after the 1985 elections. 31 Women 's Rise to Power in Scandinavia 43 In 1983 the Norwegian Labor Party decided to use the quota system to form their party lists. The 40 percent mark was chosen. This was considered a rather drastic measure to integrate women in politics.

Do not be too successful or too rich, in other words. Norwegians also have a national predisposition toward joining organizations. This increased the ability of women to organize effective vehicles for promoting their rights within society. 3). There was a debate over woman suffrage that went on for some time in Norway, but by 1913 those opposed to women's voting simply ran out of arguments. An overwhelming majority, 80 percent, voted for women to be enfranchised. 0 Source: Marit Tovsen. " Seminar paper for Women from Eastern Europe, Denmark, 19 August 1992, mimeograph, 5.

The public authorities shall facilitate equality of status between the sexes in all sectors of society. 30 The 1980s were truly the decade of the woman in Norway. Women dramatically increased their participation in all leadership positions throughout Norway, including the prime minister's office, with the coming to power of Gro Harlem Brundtland. Women represented over 30 percent of all elected offices after the 1985 elections. 31 Women 's Rise to Power in Scandinavia 43 In 1983 the Norwegian Labor Party decided to use the quota system to form their party lists.

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