Gender quotas and public demand for increasing women's representation in politics: An analysis of 28 European countries

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Show simple item record Fernández González, Juan Jesús Valiente Fernández, Celia 2022-03-16T10:19:12Z 2022-03-16T10:19:12Z 2021-08
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Fernández, J. J., & Valiente, C. (2021). Gender quotas and public demand for increasing women’s representation in politics: an analysis of 28 European countries. In European Political Science Review (Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 351–370). Cambridge University Press (CUP).
dc.identifier.issn 1755-7739
dc.description.abstract Female representation in political decision-making positions is now a salient issue in public discussions throughout Europe. Understanding public attitudes towards a more balanced gender distribution in politics remains limited, however. Using a 2017 Eurobarometer, we focus on cross-national differences in public support for increased female participation in politics to address this limitation. Building on the policy feedbacks literature, we stress the role of gender quotas. We argue that quotas - as legislative devices usually adopted through elite-driven initiatives - stimulate support for stronger female representation. Ensuing debates on quotas raise individual awareness about the underrepresentation of women - informational effect - and, once adopted, give a clear signal that persistent gender imbalance is a social problem to be redressed - normative effect. Our empirical analysis supports this argument. Citizens in countries with gender quotas display stronger support for increased female participation in politics.
dc.description.sponsorship The project received financial support from the Spanish State Research Agency (project: RT2018-0988781-B-I00).
dc.format.extent 19
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher EPSR
dc.rights © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of European Consortium for Political Research.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Attitudes
dc.subject.other Europe
dc.subject.other Gender
dc.subject.other Political Representation
dc.subject.other Quotas
dc.subject.other Women
dc.title Gender quotas and public demand for increasing women's representation in politics: An analysis of 28 European countries
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Política
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RT2018-0988781-B-I00
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 351
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 370
dc.identifier.publicationtitle European Political Science Review
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 13
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028927
dc.contributor.funder Agencia Estatal de Investigación (España)
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