The changing logic of political citizenship: Cross-national acquisition of women's suffrage rights, 1890 to 1990


Journal Article (Review)

We analyze the acquisition of women's suffrage in 133 countries from 1890 to 1990. Throughout the twentieth century the influence of national political and organizational factors has declined and the importance of international links and influences has become increasingly important. These findings indicate that the franchise has become institutionalized worldwide as a taken-for-granted feature of national citizenship and an integral component of nationstate identity: The prevailing model of political citizenship has become more inclusive.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ramirez, FO; Soysal, Y; Shanahan, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 735 - 745

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-1224

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/2657357

Citation Source

  • Scopus