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Selecting women, electing women : political representation and candidate selection in Latin America

Author: Magda Hinojosa
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an analytic framework to show how the process of candidate selection often limits the participation of women in various Latin American countries

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Magda Hinojosa
ISBN: 9781439908471 1439908478 9781439908488 1439908486 9781439908495 1439908494
OCLC Number: 779265233
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: viii, 230 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Electing women: female political representation in Latin America --
Why selection matters: explaining women's representation in politics --
How selection matters: a theoretical framework --
The paradox of primaries: inclusive-decentralized selection --
Inclusive-centralized and exclusive-decentralized selection --
"Less democratic, but more effective": exclusive-centralized selection --
Selecting candidates closer to home: widows, wives, and daughters --
Altering candidate selection: the adoption and implementation of gender quotas --
Candidate selection and women's representation in Latin American politics --
Appendix one: Latin American women's representation by party --
Appendix two: interviews.
Responsibility: Magda Hinojosa.

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"[A] discerning exploration of women in Latin American politics... [Hinojosa] handily disproves the leading explanations for female under-representation, refuting both supply-side arguments and Read more...

 
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