Beyond Numbers

  title={Beyond Numbers},
  author={Teresa Sacchet},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  pages={369 - 386}
  • Teresa Sacchet
  • Published 20 August 2008
  • Political Science
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
This article considers the impact of electoral quotas for women. Most studies have either focused on whether particular policies increase the numbers of women elected or assessed the extent to which a greater number of women in the legislature produces more gender-sensitive legislation. However, little attention has been paid to the cultural changes that can result from adopting gender quotas. This article argues that, although increasing the number of women in legislatures may improve the… 

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