Helping Ourselves to Power

Helping Ourselves to Power

A Handbook for Women on the Skills of Public Life

1st Edition - August 28, 1986

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  • Author: S. Slipman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286495

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A self-help manual for women in the skills of entering politics, the aim of which is to encourage women to enter the arena of public life and to provide them with the theory and tools for practice to increase their confidence. The advice given will be of immense use to women everywhere, ranging from the very practical - how to write a press release or survive speaking in public - to detailed discussion of how a political party conference might be organized. Exercises for individuals and small groups are given to enable the reader to practice each of the skills covered.


For anyone involved with women's studies, politics, women's organizations.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Women need power. Public life: What is and where to find it. Women in public life: Where are we? Assertiveness skills. Negotiation. Meeting skills. Public speaking. Making your mark at conferences. Getting your message across to the public. Becoming a candidate. Conclusion: Strategies for power. Further reading. Index.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2016
  • Published: August 28, 1986
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286495

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S. Slipman

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London, UK

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