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Measuring the diversity of each party's candidates in the German election

Bauer, Paul C. and Schulte-Cloos, Julia (2017) Measuring the diversity of each party's candidates in the German election. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 Sep 2017). Website.

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Opinion polls suggest six parties will enter the Bundestag in Germany's election on Sunday, two more than crossed the electoral threshold in the last elections in 2013. But what does this apparent fragmentation of the German party system mean for the diversity of candidates, particularly in terms of the fair representation of women and minority groups? Paul C. Bauer and Julia Schulte-Cloos present a detailed analysis of the numbers of women and foreign-born candidates on each party’s candidate list. They find that parties on the left/libertarian end of the scale are more inclusive of women, but that the left-wing Die Linke and right-wing AfD have the highest percentage of foreign-born candidates.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 13:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:13

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