Edited by Kazuki Iwanaga

The ability of a small elite of highly educated, upper-class Asian women to obtain the highest political positions in their country is unmatched elsewhere in the world and deserves study. But there is a marked lack of relevant research as well as of comprehensive and
user-friendly texts. Aiming to fill the gap is this timely and important study of the various obstacles and opportunities for women’s political participation and representation in Asia.