"The evidence is clear: The best predictor of a state's stability is how its women are treated."
This article, based on the research derived from the Woman Stats Project (http://womanstats.org/ ), outlines clearly the political significance of cultural values. Discussion questions: Why would the levels of gender empowerment be a factor in state stability? What connections are there between cultural and political institutions within a state?
Via Seth Dixon, Kenny Dominguez