A critical review of the problem of women's representation in political institutions

Čičkarić, Lilijana (2013) A critical review of the problem of women's representation in political institutions. Sociološki pregled, 47 (4). pp. 597-614. ISSN 0085-6320 eISSN 2560-4880

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This article presents a brief and critical review of current research of political representation of women. Is the number of women in political institutions represents the indicator of development of democratic society and what influences the increase of number of women active participants in the political institutions? Different approaches to the definition and types of political representation are examined, with special emphasis on the relationship between descriptive and substantive representation. The effects of various political factors that determine the presence of women in institutions are considered - the electoral system, the internal organization of parties, selection and recruitment, intra-party rules and lobbying, party magnitude, open/closed electoral lists, voting behavior and the quota system. The results of a large number of studies in this field are compared, with particular reference to the current representation theory - the critical mass, supply and demand, political presence, strategic partnership and critical actors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, political institutions, political parties, political representation, žene, institucije, političke partije, politička reprezentacija.
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2022 20:58
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2022 20:58
URI: http://iriss.idn.org.rs/id/eprint/716

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