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With less than 36.8% of MEPs being women, raising the number of female representatives should be a key priority for EU democracy

Martínez-Bascuñán, Máriam (2014) With less than 36.8% of MEPs being women, raising the number of female representatives should be a key priority for EU democracy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (05 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Procedures for raising the number of female politicians in parliaments and governments have been a key focus in several European states over recent decades. Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán writes that the issue should be seen not simply as a procedural one, but as a fundamental element of democracy. She argues thatthe issue of women’s representation is an indicator of the degree of human development within societies, and that with less than 36.8 per cent of MEPs being women in the 2014-19 European Parliament this should also be a priority in efforts to improve EU democracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 09:28
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71853

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