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Britain’s voting system is partially responsible for holding back women’s representation

Cohen, Gidon (2015) Britain’s voting system is partially responsible for holding back women’s representation. British Politics and Policy at LSE (07 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The proportion of women elected to parliament in the UK remains low compared to other countries. In this post, Chris Terry examines the gender balance of parliamentary candidates for the upcoming election, and concludes that some progress is being made. Nevertheless, he suggests switching to a system of proportional representation would increase the descriptive representation of women faster than is likely under the current first-past-the-post system.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 10:58
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 00:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72807

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