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The Representation of Women in Canadian Governments

edited by Linda Trimble; Jane Arscott & Manon Tremblay

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women in politics, canadian, women's studies
list price: $34.95
also available: eBook Hardcover
published: 2014
publisher: UBC Press
  • Commended, The Hill Times List of Top 100 Best Books for 2013
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Following significant increases in women’s electoral representation in the 1980s and '90s, progress has stalled. Today, there are only a few more women in Canada’s parliament and legislatures than a decade ago. What has happened to the representational gains for women and why does gender parity remain so elusive? To answer these questions, Stalled provides a detailed road map of women’s political representation as candidates, office-holders, cabinet ministers, party leaders, and as representatives of the Crown at all levels of government across Canada. Comprehensive and accessible, this volume makes clear that women are far from achieving equality in sites of formal political power.

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Contributor notes

Linda Trimble is a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Alberta. Jane Arscott is an associate professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University. Manon Tremblay is a professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.


Contributors: Sylvia Bashevkin, Loleen Berdahl, Amanda Bittner, Naomi Black, Louise Carbert, John Crossley, Joanna Everitt, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Anne Mévellec, Stephanie Mullen, Brenda O’Neill, Jocelyne Praud, Tracey Raney, Shannon Sampert, Graham White, Lisa Young

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Editorial Review

This book is a must-read for people interested in Canadian history, gender, and electoral politics in Canada. I cannot say enough about Stalled: The Representation of Women in Canadian Govenrments, which includes chapters written by well-known scholars, features a strong cross-section of expertise in Canadian political science, covers virtually every province and territory, and contains the different constituent groups within a Canadian context ... Well written and appropriate for lay and academic audiences, Stalled is the perfect addition to classes in gender and politics, to upperdivision courses in comparative politics focused on the status of 'women and politics, and to Canadian history courses.

— BC Studies, Spring 2015
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Manon Tremblay

Manon Tremblay is professor of political science at the University of Ottawa.
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