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The Impact of Gender Quotas

Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199830091
eISBN:
9780199932924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199830091.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The introduction of electoral gender quotas in more than 100 countries around the globe has led to a substantial increase in the number of women holding political office. To date, research on quotas ... More


Women’s Empowerment and Cultural Change in Rwanda

Jennie Burnet

in The Impact of Gender Quotas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199830091
eISBN:
9780199932924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199830091.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter addresses trends among ordinary people, but suggests an alternative method for establishing causality between quotas and changes in citizens’ beliefs. Jennie Burnet’s fieldwork on ... More


A Baseline Model of Change in an Activated Ethnic Demography

Kanchan Chandra and Cilanne Boulet

in Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199893157
eISBN:
9780199980079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893157.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why does the activated ethnic demography of some countries to change while that of others remains stable? And if change can occur, what proportion of individuals in the population have the option to ... More


Uneasy Birth: Disaster in Somalia

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter explains why President Bill Clinton created the Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995–1996, led by Les Aspin and later by Harold Brown. More specifically, it examines the confluence of events ... More


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