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In places where corruption is endemic, women struggle to become local councillors

Sundström, Aksel and Wängnerud, Lena (2016) In places where corruption is endemic, women struggle to become local councillors. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Sep 2016). Website.

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Across Europe, while some regions elect relatively high shares of women to local councils, men almost exclusively dominate the councils of others. New research by Aksel Sundström and Lena Wängnerud suggests that informal recruitment practices are important in understanding why. Their study shows that in regions where corruption is endemic in local government, authorities elect lower shares of women – a finding with implications for strategies on how to increase women’s presence in elected bodies.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 15:01
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 12:00

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