Bailey, Barbara; Leo-Rhynie, Elsa A.
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Centre for Gender and Development Studies; Office of the Board of Undergraduate Studies
Engendering governance: Strategies for promoting gender equality
Benn, Denis; Hall, Kenneth O.
Governance in the age of globalisation: Caribbean perspectives
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In their analysis of strategies for promoting gender equality in the governance process, the authors identify the factors which explain low levels of participation by women in the decision-making process and propose mechanisms for bringing about gender parity. They point to the significant differences between the 'male world' characterized by power, competition and manipulation, and the 'female world' which is seen as kinder, more rational and more constructive. They conclude that in order to put an end to the disadvantages suffered by women, it will be necessary to effect a fundamental transformation of the social structure of Caribbean societies by targeting strongly entrenched values, attitudes and behaviour embodied in the existing patriarchal system of male dominance.....