Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation

  title={Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation},
  author={Christopher F. Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg and Lee Shaker},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={533 - 547}
Can men and women have equal levels of voice and authority in deliberation or does deliberation exacerbate gender inequality? Does increasing women's descriptive representation in deliberation increase their voice and authority? We answer these questions and move beyond the debate by hypothesizing that the group's gender composition interacts with its decision rule to exacerbate or erase the inequalities. We test this hypothesis and various alternatives, using experimental data with many groups… 
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