Quota Laws for Women in Politics: Implications for Feminist Practice

  title={Quota Laws for Women in Politics: Implications for Feminist Practice},
  author={Mona Lena Krook},
  journal={Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society},
  pages={345 - 368}
  • M. L. Krook
  • Published 20 September 2008
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
More than fifty countries have adopted quota laws to regulate the selection or election of women to political office. This suggests that states have begun to identify quotas as a new state-led strategy for incorporating women into public life and, by extension, for promoting feminist aims to improve women's overall social, economic, and political status. This article explores the reasons why quotas have been so readily adopted in diverse countries around the world, as well as possible… 

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