Gender quotas in single-member district electoral systems

  title={Gender quotas in single-member district electoral systems},
  author={Skye Christensen and Gabrielle Bardall},
  journal={Politics, Groups, and Identities},
  pages={246 - 267}
Conventional knowledge on the effectiveness of gender quotas for enhancing women's political participation has, to date, been unanimous on the superiority of quotas in proportional representation (PR) systems. Yet this view overlooks the many possible alternatives to implementing gender quotas in single-member district (SMD) systems. This paper studies gender quotas (or temporary special measures) in SMD electoral systems. Drawing on case examples from Uganda, France, India and elsewhere, we… 

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  • A. Goetz
  • Political Science
    The Journal of Modern African Studies
  • 2002
Numbers of women in public representative office have increased dramatically in Uganda since the introduction of the National Resistance Movement's ‘no party’ system, because affirmative action