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Women in Lithuanian Politics: From Nomenklatura Selection to Representation

Algis Krupavičius and Irmina Matonytė

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/10.1093/0199246866.003.0005

Series: Gender and Politics

 Women in Lithuanian Politics: From Nomenklatura Selection to Representation

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This chapter examines the changes in women’s representation in Lithuania. Women are expected to make significant inroads in their quest for political power. Although the number of women in political power declined from the Soviet period, those who are active in politics have been able to carve out more authentic places for themselves, with meaningful power. Women’s representation and recruitment are increasingly included in the political agenda as the democratic system stabilizes and recovers from the chaos of regime change.

Keywords: women’s political representation; Lithuania; democracy; elections; political parties; women candidates; parliament; women in politics

Chapter.  10041 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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