Women's Representation in Post-Communist Europe

Richard E. Matland

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

 Women's Representation in Post-Communist Europe

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This chapter presents a synthesis of the findings of the case studies featured in this volume. It begins with an overview of the levels of representation in post-communist European states. It then discusses legislative representation in Eastern Europe, political institutions and women’s representation, focusing on electoral system effects, party institutions, and party ideology. It then provides suggestions on the future direction of research in democratic development and women’s representation.

Keywords: women’s representation; post-communist Europe; electoral system; political parties; democracy

Chapter.  9805 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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