Explaining the outcome of gender quota campaigns in Samoa and Papua New Guinea

  title={Explaining the outcome of gender quota campaigns in Samoa and Papua New Guinea},
  author={Kerryn Baker},
  journal={Political Science},
  pages={63 - 83}
  • K. Baker
  • Published 15 May 2014
  • Political Science
  • Political Science
This article explores the factors that contribute to the success or failure of gender quota campaigns through an analysis of two case studies from the Pacific Islands region: Samoa and Papua New Guinea. While Samoa became the first Pacific independent state to implement a parliamentary gender quota in 2013, a campaign for 22 reserved seats in the Papua New Guinea Parliament before the 2012 general election was unsuccessful. Drawing on media analysis and interviews with key players in the gender… 

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