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Gender Quotas and Democratic Participation : Recruiting Candidates for Elective Offices in Germany

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Departing from conventional practice, Davidson-Schmich introduces a new method of studying the impact of gender quotas by systematically examining every phase of candidate recruitment in a setting where some but not all parties employ gender quotas to select their candidates. Her overall argument is that though quotas have led to marked increases in women's presence in German legislature, they have only had mixed success at attaining other goals. Because more men become involved in politics, she says, gender quotas mean that the women in the party are asked to run more often than men. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Gender Studies
Series Title: New Comparative Politics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Author: Louise K. Davidson-schmich
Language: English
Street Date: March 8, 2016
TCIN: 51018443
UPC: 9780472119745
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-4336
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