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Introduction

Kathleen A. Montgomery

in Women's Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780199246861
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246866.003.0001

Series: Gender and Politics

 Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on the relationship between democratization and women’s access to political power in post-communist systems, and gender equality in politics. It then describes the general framework model on legislative recruitment that will be applied in the 12 case studies on female legislative representation in post-communist Europe featured in the volume. An overview of the cases, and their conclusions are presented.

Keywords: women’s representation; post-communist democracies; case studies; female legislative recruitment; Europe; women in politics

Chapter.  6540 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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