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Present without presence?: Gender, quotas and debate recognition in the Ugandan Parliament
Department of Political Science, University of Washington.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
University of Bergen.
2014 (English)In: Representation: Journal of Representative Democracy, ISSN 0034-4893, E-ISSN 1749-4001, Vol. 50, no 3, 379-392 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article charts a new direction in gender quota research by examining whether female legislators in general, and quota recipients in particular, are accorded respect and authority in plenary debates. We measure this recognition in relation to the number of times an individual member of parliament (MP) is referred to by name in plenary debates. We use a unique dataset from the Ugandan parliament to assess the determinants of MP name recognition in plenary debates over an eight-year period (2001–08). Controlling for other possible determinants of MP recognition, we find that women elected to reserved seats are significantly less recognised in plenary debates over time as compared to their male and female colleagues in open seats.

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Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014. Vol. 50, no 3, 379-392 p.
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-232524DOI: 10.1080/00344893.2014.951232OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-232524DiVA: diva2:748505
Available from: 2014-09-19 Created: 2014-09-19 Last updated: 2015-01-30Bibliographically approved

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