Factors Influencing Women's Presence in Slovene Parliament

Milica G. AntiĆ

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:

Series: Gender and Politics

 Factors Influencing Women's Presence in Slovene Parliament

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This chapter examines the under-representation of women in Slovene national politics. The main obstacles to female representation in the Slovene National Assembly are political. Female representation can be improved by increasing the size of the legislature to provide more opportunities for women to participate, eliminating territorial sub-units (voting units) and adopting a straightforward proportional representation system, removing the second tier by either using territorial constituencies exclusively or collapsing geographical constituencies into a single nationwide unit, and adopting affirmative action or quotas in recruitment.

Keywords: Slovenia; parliament; women’s representation; women in politics; female recruitment; electoral system

Chapter.  8022 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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