Date of Award

1-1-2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Martin Rhodes

Keywords

Comparative Politics, Gender, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, Women and Politics

Abstract

This dissertation sheds light on the role conservative governments play in promoting feminist policies despite an inherent tension between conservative principles and feminist claims. It is critical to focus on the process by which conservative governments adopt or reject feminist policies not only because we know little about the process, but also because conservative governments represent the least likely case. As such, we can learn more from the case of conservative governments than from the experience of leftist parties as it allows us to understand the influence of variables beyond an egalitarian ideology. Specifically, the dissertation will consider feminist policies addressing economic inequalities for women: father quotas in parental leave (a specific time period reserved exclusively for fathers) and corporate board quotas. This dissertation employs a comparative within case study of three cases in Germany with four additional preliminary case studies in United Kingdom and Japan.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Malliga Och

File size

322 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Political science, Women's studies

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