Beyond Bodies: Institutional Sources of Representation for Women in Democratic Policymaking

  title={Beyond Bodies: Institutional Sources of Representation for Women in Democratic Policymaking},
  author={S. Laurel Weldon},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={1153 - 1174}
  • S. L. Weldon
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
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