Dynasties and Female Political Leaders in Asia

Gender, Power and Pedigree

Edited by: Claudia Derichs, Mark R. Thompson

This book is the first comprehensive academic effort to examine the phenomenon of top female political leaders in Asia. It portrays prime ministers, presidents, and opposition leaders, but it is not a conventional biographical volume. Rather, it analyzes female politicians by means of case studies that are based on a common theoretical framework. The case studies were conducted over three years of field research, which included interviews with the female leaders themselves and members of their inner circle. Each chapter explores the similarities, but also points to the distinctiveness of each female leader, arising from political and social systems, cultural and religious conditions, and economic parameters. (Series: Political Science Perspectives / Politikwissenschaftliche Perspektiven - Vol. 16)


388 pages

Publication Date: 8/7/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643903204