Explaining Women's Representation: The Role of Legislative Recruitment and Electoral Systems
SubjectPolitical participation and decision-making processes, Women
Siyasete ve karar alma süreçlerine katılım, Kadınlar
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This paper focuses on two issues.1 First, we examine the principal steps involved in the process of recruiting individuals to countries’ legislatures. Second, we look at the effect of development, culture, and a country’s electoral system on women’s representation. Special emphasis is placed on considering which electoral systems are best suited to securing the election of women. By addressing this question, we hope to provide some insight into the effective and practical strategies that can be used to increase women’s parliamentary representation.