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Title:The Impact of Senegal's Decentralization on Women in Local Governance.
Author:Patterson, Amy S.
Year:2002
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Volume:36
Issue:3
Pages:490-529
Language:English
Geographic term:Senegal
Subjects:popular participation
decentralization
municipal government
rural areas
women
politics
Women's Issues
Politics and Government
Status of Women
Link:http://www.jstor.org/stable/4107334
Abstract:A case study of Ndoulo Rural Council (Diourbel region, central Senegal) suggests that while decentralization in Senegal has numerically increased women's representation in rural councils, it has only marginally advanced the representation of women's interests and the accountability of female officeholders. Data derive from Senegal's 1996 local elections and interviews in Ndoulo with rural council members, local party elites and female political leaders in 2000. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in French. [ASC Leiden abstract]