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Gender and Politics

Gender, Institutions and Political Representation

Reproducing Male Dominance in Europe’s New Democracies

Authors: Chiva, Cristina

  • Makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the political representation of women in Central and Eastern Europe 
  • Provides a comparative analysis of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia 
  • Asks why women have been unsuccessful both in political respresentation and pressing for change in post-Communist countries
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About this book

This book traces the struggles over the institutions of political representation in Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on the factors that have held women back over the post-communist period, as well as on the growing evidence for change throughout the region. Post-communist Europe has long raised two puzzles for scholars of women’s representation in politics. First, why have women been under-represented in politics in every country in the region since communism’s collapse? Secondly, why are there relatively few cases where women’s advocates have been successful in pressing for change? This comparative study of Europe’s new democracies argues that these puzzles are best understood as questions about male dominance – that is, about the mechanisms that sustain, or, alternatively, change long-established patterns of male over-representation in politics over time. The author covers six EU member states – Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia – during the period 1990-2016. The book will be of use to students and scholars in the fields of Comparative Politics, Democracy and Democratization, European Studies, Gender Studies, Post-Communist Studies, and Central and Eastern European Studies.

About the authors

Dr Cristina Chiva is Lecturer in European Union Politics at the University of Salford Manchester, UK.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chiva, Cristina

    Pages 1-28

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  • Establishing Male Dominance: Descriptive, Substantive and Symbolic Representation

    Chiva, Cristina

    Pages 29-48

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  • Candidate Selection and Male Dominance in Europe’s New Democracies

    Chiva, Cristina

    Pages 49-80

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  • Reproducing Male Dominance: The Role of Incumbency

    Chiva, Cristina

    Pages 81-97

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  • Reproducing Male Dominance: The Role of Electoral Systems

    Chiva, Cristina

    Pages 99-114

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-01177-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 119,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-01176-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Institutions and Political Representation
Book Subtitle
Reproducing Male Dominance in Europe’s New Democracies
Authors
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01177-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-01177-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-01176-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 208
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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