Politics Close to Home: The Impact of Meso-Level Institutions on Women in Politics

@article{Ortbals2012PoliticsCT,
  title={Politics Close to Home: The Impact of Meso-Level Institutions on Women in Politics},
  author={Candice D. Ortbals and Meg E. Rincker and C. Montoya},
  journal={Publius-the Journal of Federalism},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={78-107}
}
  • Candice D. Ortbals, Meg E. Rincker, C. Montoya
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Publius-the Journal of Federalism
  • Scholars recognize a worldwide increase in decentralization as well as the prevalence of multilevel governance in Europe. This article examines the advantages and disadvantages that meso-level institutions present for women’s political representation in three European Union member-states that are decentralized, unitary states. Using the framework of the triangle of women’s empowerment, we ask whether women are represented in meso-level legislatures, women’s policy agencies, and women’s… CONTINUE READING
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