Are Quotas a Good Idea? The Indian Experience with Reserved Seats for Women

  title={Are Quotas a Good Idea? The Indian Experience with Reserved Seats for Women},
  author={Medha Nanivadekar},
  journal={Politics \& Gender},
  pages={119 - 128}
The most important feature of a quota system is that it ensures representation of the target group in a much more definitive manner than does any other method. Quotas are a form of compensation for historical injustice suffered by identifiable groups and represent evidence of society's commitment to redress that injustice. Quotas offer greater legitimacy to a political system by ensuring greater representation and by integrating marginalized groups into the mainstream. Utilitarian… 

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