The Impact of Gender Quotas by Susan Franceschet

The Impact of Gender Quotas

EditorSusan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, Jennifer M. Piscopo

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The Impact of Gender Quotas is a theory-building and comparative exercise in elaborating concepts commonly used to analyze the broad impacts of gender quotas. The book begins with the argument that the means by which women enter politics may influence how, why and to what extent their presenceaffects political representation. Following a preface by Drude Dahlerup, one of the pioneers of gender quota research, the editors introduce the book with a conceptual framework for analyzing the impact of quotas, based upon descriptive, substantive and symbolic dimensions of representation. The book is subsequently organized into three sections, each devoted to analyzing one of the dimensions of representation, and each of these sections contains a chapter case study from one of four regions of the world (Western Europe, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia). Each of thechapters follows a basic format instituted by the editors, with the goal of facilitating cross-case comparisons and broad theory-building. The editors conclude the book by summarizing the main themes and implications for future research on gender quotas.

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Susan Franceschet is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary. Mona Lena Krook is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis and Jennifer M. Piscopo is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Salem College.
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Title:The Impact of Gender QuotasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199830088

ISBN - 13:9780199830084

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Drude Dahlerup: PrefaceIntroduction1. Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo: Conceptualizing the Impact of Gender QuotasPart I: Descriptive Representation2. Rainbow Murray: Parity and Legislative Competence in France3. Susan Franceschet and Jennifer M. Piscopo: Gender and Political Backgrounds in Argentina4. Diana Z. O'Brien: Quotas and Qualifications in Uganda5. James N. Sater: Reserved Seats, Patriarchy, and Patronage in MoroccoPart II: Substantive Representation6. Sarah Childs and Mona Lena Krook: Labels and Mandates in the United Kingdom7. Luis Felipe Miguel: Policy Priorities and Women's "Double Bind" in Brazil8. Denise Walsh: Centralization and Debate Conditions in South Africa9. Anna Larson: Collective Identities, Institutions, Security, and State-building in AfghanistanPart III: Symbolic Representation10. Petra Meier: Paradoxes in the Meanings of Quotas in Belgium11. P,r Zetterberg: Political Engagement and Democratic Legitimacy in Mexico12. Jennie Burnet: Political Engagement and Democratic Legitimacy in Mexico13. Lori Beaman, Alexandra Cirone, Esther Duflo, and Rohini Pande: Politics as a Male Domain and Empowerment in IndiaConclusion14. Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo: Themes and Implications for Future Research on Gender QuotasNotes on ContributorsIndex