The Impact of Gender Quotas

 

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The Impact of Gender Quotas


Jennifer M. Piscopo (Editor)
Mona Lena Krook (Editor)
Susan Franceschet (Editor)

 

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The Impact of Gender Quotas is a theory-building and comparative exercise in elaborating concepts commonly used to analyze the broad impacts of gender quotas.


The Impact of Gender Quotas is a theory-building and comparative exercise in elaborating concepts commonly used to analyze the broad impacts of gender quotas. The book begins with the argument that the means by which women enter politics may influence how, why and to what extent their presence affects political representation. Following a preface by Drude Dahlerup, one of the pioneers of gender quota research, the editors introduce the book with a conceptual framework for analyzing the impact of quotas, based upon descriptive, substantive and symbolic dimensions of representation. The book is subsequently organized into three sections, each devoted to analyzing one of the dimensions of representation, and each of these sections contains a chapter case study from one of four regions of the world (Western Europe, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia). Each of the chapters follows a basic format instituted by the editors, with the goal of facilitating cross-case comparisons and broad theory-building. The editors conclude the book by summarizing the main themes and implications for future research on gender quotas.


 

ISBN 199830088
ISBN13 9780199830084
Publisher Oxford University Press Inc
Format Paperback
Publication date 15/03/2012
Pages 272
Weight (grammes) 368
Published in United States
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 154

Preface
Drude Dahlerup
Introduction
1. Conceptualizing the Impact of Gender Quotas
Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo
Part I: Descriptive Representation
2. Parity and Legislative Competence in France
Rainbow Murray
3. Gender and Political Backgrounds in Argentina
Susan Franceschet and Jennifer M. Piscopo
4. Quotas and Qualifications in Uganda
Diana Z. O'Brien
5. Reserved Seats, Patriarchy, and Patronage in Morocco
James N. Sater
Part II: Substantive Representation
6. Labels and Mandates in the United Kingdom
Sarah Childs and Mona Lena Krook
7. Policy Priorities and Women's <
"Double Bind>
" in Brazil
Luis Felipe Miguel
8. Centralization and Debate Conditions in South Africa
Denise Walsh
9. Collective Identities, Institutions, Security, and State-building in Afghanistan
Anna Larson
Part III: Symbolic Representation
10. Paradoxes in the Meanings of Quotas in Belgium
Petra Meier
11. Political Engagement and Democratic Legitimacy in Mexico
Par Zetterberg
12. Women's Empowerment and Cultural Change in Rwanda
Jennie Burnet
13. Politics as a Male Domain and Empowerment in India
Lori Beaman, Alexandra Cirone, Esther Duflo, and Rohini Pande
Conclusion
14. Themes and Implications for Future Research on Gender Quotas
Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo
Notes on Contributors
Index