Quota trouble: Talking about gender quotas in finnish local politics

  title={Quota trouble: Talking about gender quotas in finnish local politics},
  author={Anne Maria Holli and Eeva Luhtakallio and Eeva Raevaara},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  pages={169 - 193}
Abstract This article analyses the discourse concerning gender quotas and their implementation in Finnish local politics. Among our local actor interviewees, we found four different groups: feminist-oriented, non-feminist, accepting and disapproving. Despite the successful implementation of the quotas, our analysis reveals hidden conflicts and resistance. Respondents often resorted to memory lapses, strategies of distancing or assumptions about the interim character of quotas in an ‘almost… 

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