An International Comparison of Women’s Suffrage: The Cases of Finland and New Zealand in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century

@article{Sulkunen2015AnIC,
  title={An International Comparison of Women’s Suffrage: The Cases of Finland and New Zealand in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century},
  author={Irma Sulkunen},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  year={2015},
  volume={27},
  pages={111 - 88}
}
  • Irma Sulkunen
  • Published 22 December 2015
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Women's History
The international history of women’s suffrage carries an intriguing paradox: the process of democratization that crossed the gender line was first set into motion in geographical peripheries. This article analyzes this paradox. Rather than building on generalizing ideological factors, the approach is guided by the actual order of events, which prioritizes an analysis of geographical peripheries, the small nations of New Zealand and Finland. By examining the social, cultural, and political… 
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