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The Dynamic Relationship between Gender Quotas and Political Institutions
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2013 (English)In: Politics & Gender, ISSN 1743-923X, E-ISSN 1743-9248, Vol. 9, no 3, 316-321 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Scholars of gender quotas have paid increasing attention to the ways in which formal and informal institutions shape the outcome of this electoral reform (Hassim 2009; Jones 2009; Zetterberg 2009). Quotas, however, are not only affected by the institutional context in which they are adopted; their transformative nature also implies that they (should) contribute to changing political institutions. This dynamic relationship has consequences for the analysis of key institutions within representative democracy: Electoral quotas may, in some cases, challenge well-defined analytical frameworks and established ways to study political life. This essay aims to demonstrate theoretically how quota adoption exerts an impact on established political structures and thus challenges existing understandings within subfields of comparative politics. More specifically, I bring up two institutions within representative democracy that are likely to be affected by quotas: the political recruitment process and intraparty politics within legislative institutions.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Vol. 9, no 3, 316-321 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206152DOI: 10.1017/S1743923X13000196ISI: 000322641600006OAI: diva2:643860
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2013-08-28 Created: 2013-08-28 Last updated: 2015-12-09Bibliographically approved

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