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Women's Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe

Richard E. Matland and Kathleen A. Montgomery (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199246861
eISBN:
9780191601965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246866.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book presents 12 case studies on female legislative representation in new post-communist democracies in Europe. The cases represent a wide range of “pathways” from communist rule. Five rank as ... More


Women's Legislative Representation in Post-Communist Bulgaria

Tatiana Kostadinova

in Women's Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199246861
eISBN:
9780191601965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246866.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines women’s representation in Bulgaria’s national assembly. It is argued that women’s representation can be improved when parties become unified organizations and when women achieve ... More


Women in Russian Regional Assemblies: Losing Ground 1

Dawn Nowacki

in Women's Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199246861
eISBN:
9780191601965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246866.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the variations in women’s representation in Russian regional assemblies. A study of representation levels according to economic regions and distance from the Moscow-St. ... More


Proportional Representation

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter studies the claim—common among political theorists who consider the matter—that political equality requires proportional legislative representation. This issue involves fundamental ... More


The International Legislature

John H. Barton

in International Law and the Future of Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804776691
eISBN:
9780804791083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776691.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the institutions and institutional changes needed to meet the human rights demands, focusing on the international legislative function. It begins by reviewing the functions of a ... More


Gender and Cross-National Courts

Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams

in Contagious Representation: Women's Political Representation in Democracies around the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784174
eISBN:
9780814784181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784174.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the question of women's representation in courts. The presence of women in high courts and in other democratic institutions has increased over time in many countries. Yet, there ... More


Contagion and the Adoption of Voluntary Party Quotas

Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams

in Contagious Representation: Women's Political Representation in Democracies around the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784174
eISBN:
9780814784181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784174.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter takes on voluntary party quotas and demonstrates how the contagion effect can explain the adoption of these quotas. The adoption and use of a voluntary quota represents a strong ... More


Voting Behavior

Michael G. Miller

in Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452277
eISBN:
9780801469527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452277.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the links between public funding and voter participation. Namely, it asks whether public funding leads to the casting of more complete ballots. The chapter argues that funding ... More


The Democratic Path

Robert A. Burt

Frank Iacobucci (ed.)

in Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300224269
eISBN:
9780300231854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224269.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter illustrates the Supreme Court's approach to school desegregation. It argues that the Court changed from a hierarchical institution to a more egalitarian or conversational democratic ... More


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