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Contagious representation : women's political representation in democracies around the world

Author: Frank Thames; Margaret S Williams
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2013.
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"Women's participation in parliaments, high courts, and executive offices worldwide has reached record high numbers, but this global increase in women's representation masks significant variation among different democratic political systems. For example, in December of 2009, Rwanda's legislature contained 56% women, while the U.S. Congress contained only about 17% and the Japanese Diet had only 11%. Since 2000, only  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Thames; Margaret S Williams
ISBN: 9780814784174 0814784178 9780814784198 0814784194 9780814784181 0814784186
OCLC Number: 806981056
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: x, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Women's Political Participation and the Influence of Contagion --
Understanding Women's Legislative Representation --
Women and the Executive --
Gender and Cross-National Courts --
Contagion and the Adoption of Voluntary Party Quotas --
Contagion and the Adoption of National Quotas --
Conclusion: Why Contagion Matters.
Responsibility: Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams.
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Explain the rise, decline, or stagnant levels of women's political participation, considering how representation is contagious across political institutions  Read more...

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