Quotas as a ‘fast track’ to equal representation for women

  title={Quotas as a ‘fast track’ to equal representation for women},
  author={Drude Dahlerup * and Lenita Freidenvall *},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  pages={26 - 48}
Recent years have witnessed the rapid diffusion of electoral gender quotas. Today, about fourty countries around the world have introduced gender quotas for parliamentary elections, either by constitutional amendment or electoral law. Also, quotas for public election have been laid down in major political parties' statutes in more than fifty countries. This article, which is based on the first worldwide overview of the use of quotas, presents general trends in quota adoption. It identifies two… 

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