Gendering Representation in Spain: Opportunities and Limits of Gender Quotas

  title={Gendering Representation in Spain: Opportunities and Limits of Gender Quotas},
  author={T{\`a}nia Verge},
  journal={Journal of Women, Politics \& Policy},
  pages={166 - 190}
  • Tània Verge
  • Published 23 April 2010
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
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