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The Consequences of Mexico's Mixed‐Member Electoral System, 1988–1997

Jeffrey A. Weldon

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Mexico has experimented with mixed‐member electoral systems for many years, is probably the second oldest mixed‐member system after Germany, and has modified its mixed system more than any other ... More


Legislative Accomplishment and Policy Issue Substance

John S. Lapinski

in The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces a new measure of legislative accomplishment. To understand lawmaking requires that one move beyond studying political behavior in Congress alone and beyond a complete ... More


Conceptualizing the Impact of Gender Quotas

Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo

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/9780199830091.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter sets out the collective theory-building enterprise of the volume. The first section reviews quota policies around the world, as well as research on their introduction and numerical ... More


Policy Priorities and Women’s Double Bind in Brazil

Luis Felipe Miguel

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/9780199830091.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the behavior of female deputies elected under Brazil’s legislative quota. Studying committee membership, bill introduction, and parliamentary discourses, Luis Felipe Miguel ... More


Collective Identities, Institutions, Security, and State Building in Afghanistan

Anna Larson

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/9780199830091.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates the impact of reserved seats in Afghanistan. Despite the quota, the parliament has produced little legislation promoting women’s gendered interests. This outcome is not ... More


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


Parity and Legislative Competence in France

Rainbow Murray

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/9780199830091.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter evaluates the common criticism that quotas violate the principle of “merit.” Comparing women elected after the passage of a legislative quota in France with their male counterparts and ... More


Women and the New Senate Club

Michele L. Swers

in Women in the Club: Gender and Policy Making in the Senate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226022796
eISBN:
9780226022963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022963.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The advancement of women into politics, particularly in the United States Senate, is a recent phenomenon. This chapter focuses on the U.S. Senate, analyzing how gender influences the legislative ... More


Party Centralization and Debate Conditions in South Africa

Denise Walsh

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/9780199830091.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter 8 explores the substantive effects of the party quota adopted by the leading party in South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC). Scrutinizing women’s rights initiatives in the ... More


The Consequences of Dynastic Politics for Representation

Daniel M. Smith

in Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605053
eISBN:
9781503606401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605053.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers several potential downstream effects of dynastic politics on the functioning of democracy and the quality of representation, including effects on gender representation, the ... More


Policy Influence in Influence Districts

Vanessa C. Tyson

in Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190250928
eISBN:
9780190250942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250928.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores minority influence through an analysis of quantitative data. I utilize tobit regression analysis to examine voting behavior on civil rights legislation that reached the floor of ... More


The Determinants of Immigration Policymaking in the United States

Tom K. Wong

in The Politics of Immigration: Partisanship, Demographic Change, and American National Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190235307
eISBN:
9780190235338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190235307.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes more than 30,000 votes on immigration policy in the House and in the Senate since H.R. 4437 was passed in 2005. It provides evidence to support the main argument of the book. ... More


Indicators of Political Personalization

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig

in From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?: Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198808008
eISBN:
9780191845796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808008.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

Ten indicators of political personalization, covering all of its types and subtypes, are presented in this chapter. The analysis starts with the institutional personalization of both governmental ... More


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