Do women represent women in parliament?

Čičkarić, Lilijana (2014) Do women represent women in parliament? Genero (18). pp. 135-153. ISSN 1451-2203 eISSN 2620-181X

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This paper seeks to answer the question of why the presence of more women in legislative bodies does not necessarily result in policies that are gender sensitive and receptive to women? Do women really represent women's interests in Parliament and, if so, how? After examining the works of authors primarily from English-speaking countries, who have most seriously dealt with the issue of representation of women in politics, I analyze different approaches to the definition and types of political representation, with special emphasis on the relationship between descriptive and substantive, passive and active representation. 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, političke institucije, političke partije, politička reprezentacija.
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2022 22:24
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2022 22:24

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