Gender Equality and State Environmentalism

@article{Norgaard2005GenderEA,
  title={Gender Equality and State Environmentalism},
  author={Kari Marie Norgaard and Richard York},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={506 - 522}
}
There are several compelling reasons to expect that gender equality may serve to foster state environmentalism. However, most previous research on environmental politics has neglected gender. To help further our understanding of the connection between gender and environmental politics, the authors empirically assess the association between the representation of women in national Parliament and environmental treaty ratification, using a large sample of nations. The findings indicate that nations… Expand

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