Where has the revolution gone? : gender and politics in Nicaragua
This thesis examines the relationship between the government and women's organizations in Nicaragua from 1979 to the present. This period begins with the institutionalization ofwomen1s involvement, the election of Nicaragua's first female President, to the return of the revolutionary party that first championed women1s participation. I analyze quantitative state-level social, political, and economic indicators and qualitative literature on major women's issues during each administration based on primary and secondary sources and elite level interviews in the project. The data has been collected from inter- and non-governmental organizations, personal interviews, newspapers, and scholars on women's activism and Nicaragua. This thesis challenges the argument that increased women's participation in politics influences governments to pursue policies that benefit women. The independent women1s movement has struggled with several governments to preserve the economic and social rights gained after the revolution. The women's movements have revealed the actual conditions of life for Nicaraguan women.
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Wilson, Bruce M.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences;Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Alvarez, Kevin, "Where has the revolution gone? : gender and politics in Nicaragua" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 960.