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    Gender quotas and models of political citizenship

    Krook, M.L. and Lovenduski, Joni and Squires, J. (2009) Gender quotas and models of political citizenship. British Journal of Political Science 39 (4), pp. 781-803. ISSN 0007-1234.

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    Abstract

    Gender quotas have spread rapidly around the world in recent years. However, few studies have yet theorized, systematically or comparatively, variations in their features, adoption and implementation. This article surveys quota campaigns in Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. It proposes that one or more sets of controversies influence the course and outcomes of quota reforms. These revolve around (1) competing principles of equality, (2) different ideas about political representation, and (3) various beliefs about ‘gender’ and its relation to other kinds of political identities. The article draws on these distinctions to identify four broad models of political citizenship that determine the kinds of quota policies that are pursued and their prospects for bringing more women into political office.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Research Centre: British Politics and Public Life, Centre for the Study of
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 15:46
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:21
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2158

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