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How candidate selection structures and genders political ambition: Illustrations from Uruguay
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3240-7019
(English)In: European Journal of Politics and Gender, ISSN 2515-1088Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Men’s over-representation persists in almost all legislatures. This article engages with this problem by bringing together literature on the gendered nature of political parties and literature on the gender gap in political ambition to argue that candidate selection procedures structure the meaning and importance of political ambition. Exploiting the large variation in formal and informal institutions guiding candidate selection in Uruguay, I theorise and empirically explore how two of the most common ways to select legislative candidates worldwide – (1) primaries and (2) exclusive leadership selection – shape the meaning and importance of political ambition in diverging ways, with gendered effects.

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Bristol, UK.
Keywords [en]
Uruguay; candidate selection; feminist institutionalism; gender; political ambition; political parties
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-398367DOI: 10.1332/251510819X15693187680761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-398367DiVA, id: diva2:1375508
Available from: 2019-12-05 Created: 2019-12-05 Last updated: 2019-12-05

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