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Polish elections demonstrate the limitations of gender quotas as a tool for increasing female representation

Górecki, Maciej A. and Kukołowicz, Paula (2014) Polish elections demonstrate the limitations of gender quotas as a tool for increasing female representation. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 Sep 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Gender quotas, under which a party is obliged to include a certain number of female candidates on electoral lists, have been put forward as a method for increasing the representation of women in national parliaments. Maciej A. Górecki and Paula Kukołowicz write on the use of gender quotas in Polish elections. They highlight that while quotas have greatly increased the number of female candidates standing in elections, they have not produced a similar rise in the number of women entering parliament. They argue that this may be the result of quotas tightening the competition for female candidates who appeal to the same sections of the electorate.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 14:32
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 00:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71765

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