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How Ireland legislated for candidate sex quotas to increasewomen’s representation

Buckley, Fiona (2013) How Ireland legislated for candidate sex quotas to increasewomen’s representation. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Nov 2013). Website.

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Almost a century after the first female MP was elected, women still comprise only a fifth of the House of Commons. One of the measures suggested for remedying this inequality is the use of gender quotas for parliamentary candidates. Here, the UK could learn from Ireland, where a law introducing a quota was passed in 2012. Fiona Buckley looks back at the debate in Ireland, and highlights the potential challenges of implementing the legislation.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 16:44
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2020 00:22

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