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Recruiting Women to National Legislatures: A General Framework with Applications to Post-Communist Democracies

Richard E. Matland and 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/10.1093/0199246866.003.0002

Series: Gender and Politics

 Recruiting Women to National Legislatures: A General Framework with Applications to Post-Communist Democracies

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This chapter presents a general model of female legislative recruitment based on literature on established Western democracies. It argues that institutions are important in female legislative recruitment. Outcomes depend on the supply and demand of female candidates, and the way institutions translate these factors into recruitment outcomes.

Keywords: legislative recruitment; women candidates; national legislatures; women’s representation; post-communist democracies; institutions; women in politics

Chapter.  9977 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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