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Good news: fielding women candidates doesn’t put parties at a disadvantage in elections

Golder, Sona N., Stephenson, Laura B., van der Straeten, Karine, Blais, André, Bol, Damien, Harfst, Philipp and Laslier, Jean-François (2017) Good news: fielding women candidates doesn’t put parties at a disadvantage in elections. Democratic Audit UK (06 Feb 2017). Website.

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Abstract

We know women are more likely to be elected under proportional representation, but it hasn’t been clear which aspects of PR benefit them. Sona N. Golder, Laura B. Stephenson, Karine van der Straeten, André Blais, Damien Bol, Philipp Harfst and Jean-François Laslier designed an experiment in which people could cast (fake) votes for (real) European Parliament candidates in three different ways. They found that having more women on the ballot does not – as some fear – put off voters.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 08:15
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 00:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80477

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