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After the Revolution: Gender and Democracy in El Salvador, by Ilja A. Luciak

By Ilja A. Luciak

"Gender equality and significant democratization are inextricably linked," writes Ilja Luciak. "The democratization of vital the United States calls for the entire incorporation of ladies as electorate, applicants, and workplace holders." In After the Revolution: Gender and Democracy in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, Luciak exhibits how former guerrilla girls in 3 critical American international locations made the transition from insurgents to mainstream political avid gamers within the democratization process.

Examining the function of girls within the quite a few levels of progressive and nationwide politics, Luciak starts off with girls as members and leaders in guerrilla routine. girls contributed enormously to the progressive fight in all 3 international locations, yet thereafter many similarities ended. In Guatemala, ideological disputes lowered women's political effectiveness at either the intra-party and nationwide degrees. In Nicaragua, even if women's rights grew to become a secondary factor for the progressive get together, ladies have been still capable of positioned the difficulty at the nationwide time table. In El Salvador, ladies took prime roles within the innovative get together and have been capable of comprise women's rights right into a extensive reform schedule. Luciak cautions that whereas lively measures to boost the political position of girls have reinforced formal gender equality, in simple terms the joint efforts of either sexes may end up in a winning transformation of society in response to democratic governance and sizeable gender equality.

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