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Gender quotas do not pose a threat to “merit” at any stage of the political process

Nugent, Mary and Krook, Mona Lena (2016) Gender quotas do not pose a threat to “merit” at any stage of the political process. Democratic Audit UK (19 Feb 2016). Website.

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The UK Labour Party has long utilised All-Women candidate shortlists in an aim to ensure that female representation in the House of Commons increases. This has always been controversial, however it has been responsible for a noted increase in the number of female MPs in general and female Labour MPs in particular. Here, Mary Nugent and Mona Lena Krook dispel some of the myths around All-Women Shortlists, and show that gender quotas do not pose a threat to ‘merit’, and that the diversity they have fostered has brought about a number of important democratic outcomes.

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 > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 08:38
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 23:20

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