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The Gendered Effects of Electoral Institutions: Political Engagement and Participation

Miki Caul Kittilson and Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

Abstract

In most countries around the world, women continue to lag behind men in an array of political orientations and activities. Understanding why this is the case and why some countries have been more successful than others at moderating gender gaps in political involvement is imperative for producing stronger and more representative democracies. Cultural, socioeconomic, and political factors explain some of the gender gaps in political involvement, but not all of them. In this book, the authors argue that electoral institutions attenuate gender gaps in mass political engagement and participation b ... More

Keywords: electoral institutions, political involvement, political participation, political engagement, women and politics, gender equality, comparative politics, gender quotas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608607
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608607.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miki Caul Kittilson, author
Associate Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer, author
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri