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Introduction to Gender Quotas

Mona Lena Krook

in Quotas for Women in Politics: Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375671
eISBN:
9780199871605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375671.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces quotas as a global phenomenon. It begins by presenting an overview of the three main types of quota policies: reserved seats, party quotas, and legislative quotas. These are ... More


Legislative Quotas in Argentina and France

Mona Lena Krook

in Quotas for Women in Politics: Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375671
eISBN:
9780199871605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375671.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores campaigns for legislative quotas in Argentina and France. Before quotas, these countries had almost identical proportions of women in parliament. In Argentina, a quota law was ... More


Conclusions and Directions for Future Research

Mona Lena Krook

in Quotas for Women in Politics: Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375671
eISBN:
9780199871605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375671.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents an overview of the findings of the book. It reviews the framework developed for analyzing the adoption and implementation of gender quota policies, as well as the insights ... More


Political Engagement and Democratic Legitimacy in Mexico

Pär Zetterberg

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/9780199830091.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores whether the legislative quota in Mexico has altered the attitudes and behaviors of ordinary citizens. Using mass survey data from the federal and state levels, Pär Zetterberg ... More


Gender and Political Backgrounds in Argentina

Susan Franceschet 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/9780199830091.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on legislators’ backgrounds, exploring whether legislative quotas in Argentina lead to the nomination of unrepresentative or unqualified female parliamentarians. Susan ... 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


Paradoxes in the Meaning of Quotas in Belgium

Petra Meier

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/9780199830091.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the extent to which party and legislative quotas in Belgium have altered the beliefs and actions of political elites. Capitalizing on the opportunity to design her own survey, ... More


From Minority to Backward: The Nationalist Resolution of the ‘Minorities Question’

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

That legislative and employment quotas for religious minorities in India were eventually withdrawn from the constitution and quotas for ‘backward classes’ retained, albeit in a weaker form, is ... 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


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