Contesting gender quotas: dynamics of resistance

  title={Contesting gender quotas: dynamics of resistance},
  author={Mona Lena Krook},
  journal={Politics, Groups, and Identities},
  pages={268 - 283}
  • M. L. Krook
  • Published 16 March 2016
  • Political Science
  • Politics, Groups, and Identities
Gender quotas have diffused rapidly around the globe in recent decades, suggesting widespread and dramatic transformations in women's access to political power. Yet, quotas often face serious challenges following their introduction, resulting in a gap between quota requirements and electoral outcomes. To explore these dynamics, this article develops a theoretical account of how and why political elites resist the changes called for by quota reforms. It argues that three tools predicated upon… 

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