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What is Power Relation

Behavioral-Based Interventions for Improving Public Policies
Power relations refers to relationships in which one person has social-formative power over another, and is able to get the other person to do what they wish whether by compelling obedience or in some less compulsive and even a more subtle way.
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The Paradox of Increasing Women's Space and Influence in Public Life in Africa: The First Lady Experience
Essien D. Essien (University of Uyo, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2731-3.ch010
Although women in Africa have become socially and fairly economically visible of late, African women have not been as politically noticeable as their male counterpart. Yet knowledge of their interest and expectations has made them serve as appendages to men or become actors on the sidelines of public space. This chapter takes a look at the different ideological and political interest where women's involvement in politics is mostly dictated by men. It explores African women's emerging public space and influence in politics and political participation through the office of the first lady.
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