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Women and Political Representation in Contemporary Ukraine <sup>1</sup>

Sarah Birch

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/10.1093/0199246866.003.0007

Series: Gender and Politics

 Women and Political Representation in Contemporary Ukraine  1

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This chapter examines female political representation in Ukraine. It is argued that although the number of women that have attained position of legislative power is relatively low, it is on the rise. This is attributed to three factors: increased party organisation, electoral reform, and the partisan distribution of electoral support.

Keywords: Ukraine; political representation; female legislative recruitment; elections; political party reform; women in politics

Chapter.  10309 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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