Political participation of women in elections: A brief analysis in political life / Zaherawati Zakaria...[et al.]

Zakaria, Zaherawati and Noordin, Nazni and Mohamed Sawal, Mohd Zool Hilmie (2010) Political participation of women in elections: A brief analysis in political life / Zaherawati Zakaria...[et al.]. In: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings, 26 to 27 May 2010, SP Inn Hotel, Sungai Petani Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The study of political participation has traditionally been considered as central to the analysis of political
processes and, especially, of democratic political systems. Recent decades have witnessed growing demands for
the empowerment of women and in political participation. Feminist theorists suggest that the presence of women
leaders facilitates the articulation of different perspectives on political issues, where elected representatives are
not just ‘standing as’ women but also ‘acting for’ women as a group. There is no consensus around which is the
most adequate level of citizen participation (men or women) in the government of the polity for a good
functioning of democracy. Women as one of the key values of democratic polities, so that all major social
cleavages have a voice in the policymaking process, whether the politically relevant groups are defined by
gender, ethnicity, region, socioeconomic status, age, or education. Thus, this paper tries to explain that those
women who can mobilize themselves are more likely participate in political activities such as involve in
campaigning week, demonstration, voting and even as candidate in elections .

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Zakaria, Zaherawati
zaherawati@kedah.uitm.edu.my
Noordin, Nazni
nazni@kedah.uitm.edu.my
Mohamed Sawal, Mohd Zool Hilmie
zoolhilmie@kedah.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration > General. Comparative government > Political rights. Political participation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings
Event Dates: 26 to 27 May 2010
Page Range: pp. 1-8
Item ID: 34048
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women; Politics; Political Participation; Democracy; Elections
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34048

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