Political Parties and Gender Quota Implementation: The Role of Bureaucratized Candidate Selection Processes
2016 (English)In: Comparative politics, ISSN 0010-4159, E-ISSN 2151-6227, Vol. 48, no 3, 393-417 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article scrutinizes the role of political parties in gender quota implementation. First, it theoretically specifies and operationalizes the concept of bureaucratization in relation to candidate selection. Second, it examines whether parties with bureaucratized selection procedures are better at implementing legally mandated candidate quotas than other parties. We measure implementation as the number of women candidates and women elected (the latter measuring implementation of the spirit of quota laws). Using unique data on almost 100 Latin American parties, the analysis shows that once quotas are in place, parties with bureaucratized selection procedures put substantially more women on their candidate lists than other parties. However, these parties are only better at implementing the letter of the law: they do not get more women elected.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 48, no 3, 393-417 p.
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281307DOI: 10.5129/001041516818254400ISI: 000373031300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-281307DiVA: diva2:913764
FunderRiksbankens Jubileumsfond, P10-0801:1