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Women's Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe

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This volume examines women's political representation in Eastern Europe and in particular the way in which that representation has evolved in the ten years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. In addition to shedding light on the democratization of Eastern Europe, the volume aims to provide a useful test for a range of theories of representation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199246854
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/3/2003
  • Series: Gender and Politics Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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University of Houston, Texas

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Kathleen A. Montgomery
2. Recruting Women to National Legislatures: A General Framework with Applications to Post-Communist Democracies, Richard E. Matland and Kathleen A. Montgomery
3. Popular Support for Electing Women in Eastern Europe, Clyde Wilcox, Beth Stark, and Sue Thomas
4. Women's Representation in Germany: A Comparison of East and West, Joanne Bay Brzinski
5. Women in Lithuanian Politics: From Nomenklatura Selection to Representation, Algis Krupavicius and Irmina Mantonye
6. Weak Mobilization, Hidden Majoritarianism, and Resurgence of the Right: A Recipe for Female Under-Representation in Hungary, Kathleen A. Montgomery and Gabriella Ilonszki
7. Women and Political Representation in Contemporary Ukraine, Sarah Birch
8. Electoral Systems and Women's Representation: The Strange Case of Russia, Robert G. Moser
9. Women in Russian Regional Assemblies: Losing Ground, Dwan Nowacki
10. Establishing a Machocracy: Women and Elections in Macedonia (1990-1998), Karolina Ristova
11. Women in the Polish Sejm: Political Culture and Party Politics versus Electoral Rules, Renata Siemineska
12. Czech Political Parties Prefer Male Candidates to Female Votes, Steven Saxonberg
13. Factors Influencing Women's Presence in the Slovene Parliament, Milica G. Antic
14. Croatia's Leap toward Gender Equality in the Parliament: Rules and Players, Josip Glaurdic
15. Women's Legislative Representation in Post-Communist Bulgaria, Tatiana Kostadinova
16. Conclusion, Richard E. Matland

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