Why African Autocracies Promote Women Leaders

Aili Mari Tripp

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Aili Mari Tripp
Vilas Research Professor of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison

This talk will explore the conundrum posed by many autocratic regimes that are simultaneously responding to pressures from women’s movements to increase women leaders, while using women leaders to garner legitimacy to extend their stay in power. 


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Aili Mari Tripp

Aili Mari Tripp is Vilas Research Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tripp’s research has focused on gender/women and politics, women’s movements in Africa, transnational feminism, African politics (with particular reference to Uganda and Tanzania), autocracies in Africa, and on the informal economy in Africa...
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