Reforming Representation: The Diffusion of Candidate Gender Quotas Worldwide

  title={Reforming Representation: The Diffusion of Candidate Gender Quotas Worldwide},
  author={Mona Lena Krook},
  journal={Politics \& Gender},
  pages={303 - 327}
  • M. L. Krook
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Political Science
  • Politics & Gender
In recent years, more than a hundred countries have adopted quotas for the selection of female candidates to political office. Examining individual cases of quota reform, scholars offer four basic causal stories to explain quota adoption: Women mobilize for quotas to increase women's representation, political elites recognize strategic advantages for supporting quotas, quotas are consistent with existing or emerging notions of equality and representation, and quotas are supported by… 

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