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The substantive representation of women in the Tanzanian parliament

@inproceedings{Mkilanya2011TheSR,
  title={The substantive representation of women in the Tanzanian parliament},
  author={Veronica Mathew Mkilanya},
  year={2011}
}
The thesis investigates if the use of a reserve seat system of parliamentary quotas that has produced a substantial descriptive increase in the number of women in the Tanzanian parliament has translated into substantive representation for women in terms of either process or outcome. It utilized the Tanzanian parliamentary database as its primary source of empirical data. From this it draws biographical details on the members of the parliaments, their membership of committees and their… 

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