Each issue of the Journal features a Forum section that brings together academics, policymakers, and other professionals to analyze a single issue in depth. By examining the topic from a unique perspective, each Forum contributor incorporates his or her personal experiences and knowledge to offer Journal readers a complete perspective on the issue at hand. Previous Forums have examined globalization, megacities, transnational crime, space-based weapons, and the intersection of religion and politics.
This Forum explores how women around the world have been taking positions of power and leadership in domestic and international affairs. From Angela Merkel's confident maneuvering in European and world politics, to Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's presidency and reconciliation efforts in post-conflict Liberia, to the community leadership of Uighur women in China, women push for change—in their own societies and beyond.
Assumptions and Realities: Electoral Quotas for Women
A Woman You Can Trust: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Political Leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa
Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Triangulation of German Foreign Policy
A Unique Heritage of Leadership: Muslim Women in China
An End to Patriarchy: Democratic Transformation and Women's Liberation in Taiwan
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