Women, Quotas and Politics (Routledge Research in Comparative Politics)

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This is the first world-wide, comparative study of the controversial new trends of gender quotas now emerging in global politics, presenting a comprehensive overview of changes in women’s parliamentary representation across the world.

This is important reading for all those working to increase women’s influence in politics, because it scrutinizes under what circumstances gender quotas do increase women’s representation – and why they sometimes fail.

These distinguished international scholars also show how gender balance in politics has become important to a nation’s international image and why quotas are being introduced in many post-conflict countries. They present key case studies of Afghanistan, Iraq, Argentina, Sweden, South Africa, Belgium, covering almost all major regions of the world: Latin America, Africa, the Arab world, South Asia, the Balkans, The Nordic countries and Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the USA - and Rwanda, which in 2003 unexpectedly surpassed Sweden as the number one country in the world in terms of women’s parliamentary representation.

Using a comparative perspective, this book contains analyses of the discursive controversies around quotas; it gives an overview over various types of quotas in use from candidate quotas to reserved seat systems, and it throws light over the troublesome implementation process. When do gender quotas lead to actual increase in the number of women parliament? When are quotas merely a symbolic gesture? What does it imply to be elected as a ‘quota woman’? Tackling these and many more key questions, this is a major new contribution to the field.

Making an important contribution to our knowledge of gender politics worldwide, this book will be of interest to NGOs, students and scholars of democracy, policy-making, comparative politics and gender studies.

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Book Description Routledge, London, UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Although highly controversial, electoral gender quotas have been introduced recently in a large number of countries around the world to improve women's representation in national parliaments. Women, Quotas and Politics offers the first global comparative analysis of the new trend to introduce gender quotas in public elections wriiten by researchers from all major regions in the world. This book presents cutting-edge research about the discursive controversies and actual implementation processes in countries with quota provisions. Providinga quantitative and qualitative assessment of these quotas in a variety of political systems, from developing nations and new democracies to established democracies, the contributors evaluate how they have been implemented; where these quotas have succeeded and failed; and how they can contribute to the political empowerment of women. Contents List of illustrations List of contributors Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Part I Introductory Chapters 1 Introduction 2 Arguing for and against quotas: theoretical issues Part II Regional chapters 3 The Nordic countries: an incremental model 4 Latin America: the experience and the impact of quotas in Latin America 5 Sub-Saharan Africa: on the fast track to women's political representation 6 The Balkans: from total rejection to gradual acceptance of gender quotas 7 The Arab region: women's access to the decision-making process across the Arab nation 8 Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand: gender quotas in the context of citizenship models 9 South Asia: gender quotas and the politics of empowerment - a comparative study Part III Short case studies 10 Gender quotas in post-conflict states: East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq 11 Indonesia: the struggle for gender quotas in the world's largest Muslim society 12 Affirmative action at the IPU Part IV Concluding chapters 13 Electoral quotas: frequency and effectiveness 14 Conclusion Index. Printed Pages: 326. Bookseller Inventory # 027123

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