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Representation: The Case of Women

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson


This volume studies representation of historically under-represented groups by examining the case of representation of women's interests across different countries and venues. Representation involves not only getting group members into government—in multiple venues, at all levels of government—it also involves articulation of group interests, and then translation of interests into policy. Representation is a multistage process, influenced by the diversity of interests found within the group. Because competing groups in society have different preferences about policy, and want to maintain their ... More

Keywords: meaning of women's interests, women's interests, intersectionality, substantive representation, descriptive representation of women, historically under-represented groups

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199340101
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340101.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, editor
Texas A&M University

Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson, editor
Texas A&M University

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Chapter 1 Dilemmas in the Meaning and Measurement of Representation

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

Part One Representation: Theoretical Aspects

Part Two Representation: Gaining Presence in Politics

Chapter 6 Gender, High Courts, and Ideas about Representation in Western Europe

Valerie Hoekstra, Miki Caul Kittilson, and Elizabeth Andrews Bond

Part Three Representation: Securing Women’s Interests in Policy

Chapter 11 Representing Women

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

Part Four Representation: Women and Beyond

Chapter 12 Does Presence Produce Representation of Interests?

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

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