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Women's Representation in Germany: A Comparison of East and West

Joanne Bay Brzinski

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/10.1093/0199246866.003.0004

Series: Gender and Politics

 Women's Representation in Germany: A Comparison of East and West

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This chapter examines women’s representation in East and West Germany. The variables that explain when and where women achieve representation work as well in the East as in the West. In both regions, proportional party lists produce more women deputies than single member districts. Each party tends to elect similar numbers of women in both regions, suggesting that party recruitment and election policies have similar effect in both regions.

Keywords: women’s representation; women candidates; East Germany; West Germany; political parties; party recruitment; elections; electoral system; women in politics

Chapter.  7840 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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