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Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies$
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Drude Dahlerup and Monique Leyenaar

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653898

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653898.001.0001

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Germany: Successful Quota Rules in a Gendered Society

Germany: Successful Quota Rules in a Gendered Society

(p.197) 9 Germany: Successful Quota Rules in a Gendered Society
Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies

Brigitte Geissel

Oxford University Press

Attempts at breaking male dominance in Germany are characterized by progress and setbacks as well as by contradictory developments. In the realm of politics quota rules have been established, successfully leading to an encouraging increase in women’s representation. However, progress in women’s representation in politics ended in stagnation from the beginning of the new millennium. The chapter provides an overview of progress and setbacks in gender equality in the realm of politics (women in legislative and executive bodies at the local, federal, and national levels). Furthermore, developments in women’s political representation will be contextualized in relation to developments in social and labour market policies. It is argued that Germany is still a gendered society, where the breadwinner model prevails in social and labour force policies and where it is difficult for anti-discrimination policies or affirmative action in the workforce to gain ground.

Keywords:   Germany, quota rules, gender, political parties, gendered society

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