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Quotas for Women in Politics: Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide

Mona Lena Krook


In recent years, political parties and national legislatures in more than 100 countries have adopted quotas for the selection of female candidates to political office. Despite the rapid diffusion of these measures around the globe, most research has focused on single countries — or, at most, the presence of quotas within one world region — and thus explains their adoption and impact based on a limited range of evidence, which frequently contradicts with findings from other cases. In contrast, this book addresses quotas as a global phenomenon in order to provide greater analytical leverage in e ... More

Keywords: gender quotas, women in politics, candidate selection, political representation, Pakistan, India, Sweden, United Kingdom, Argentina, France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195375671
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mona Lena Krook, author
Washington University in St. Louis
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