Women's Substantive Representation: Defending Feminist Interests or Women's Electoral Preferences?

  title={Women's Substantive Representation: Defending Feminist Interests or Women's Electoral Preferences?},
  author={Anouk Lloren},
  journal={The Journal of Legislative Studies},
  pages={144 - 167}
  • Anouk Lloren
  • Published 3 April 2015
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Legislative Studies
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