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Electoral quotas and political representation: Comparative perspectives
Rutgers University.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2014 (English)In: International Political Science Review, ISSN 0192-5121, E-ISSN 1460-373X, Vol. 35, no 1, 3-11 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Electoral quotas have emerged as one of the critical political reforms of the last two decades, affecting a widerange of representative processes. However, the evidence is not yet conclusive with regard to what quotas‘mean’ more broadly, either for politics at large or for the empowerment of group members. Taking up thischallenge, this special issue brings together articles that collectively expand the current research agenda totheorise and assess the wider impact of electoral quotas. A unifying theme is the use of comparative researchstrategies to illuminate dynamics indicating the possibilities and limits of what quotas can achieve. Thisintroductory article reviews the existing literature and then details the research strategies and theoretical andempirical findings of the articles that follow, concluding with directions for future research and implicationsof this work for connecting central debates within political science.

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2014. Vol. 35, no 1, 3-11 p.
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-215610DOI: 10.1177/0192512113508422ISI: 000330793200001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-215610DiVA: diva2:687779
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Available from: 2014-01-15 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2014-03-24Bibliographically approved

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