Intersectionality, Quotas, and Minority Women's Political Representation Worldwide

  title={Intersectionality, Quotas, and Minority Women's Political Representation Worldwide},
  author={Melanie M. Hughes},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={604 - 620}
The majority of the world's countries have implemented policies designed to advance the political representation of women and/or minority groups. Yet we do not yet understand how these disparate policies affect the election of minority women. In this article, I draw on theories of intersectionality to conduct the first worldwide analysis of the effects of gender and minority quotas on minority women's representation in national legislatures. Using hierarchical linear modeling, I analyze how… 

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