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- DescriptionGender serves as a lens that makes visible important issues in the field of representation: Whom do elected politicians represent? What is at stake in the parliamentary process? What do we kw about the interplay between parliaments and the everyday lives of citizens? It is widely understood that women's presence in government matters but we need to understand the conditions under which it matters more clearly. Using Sweden as a case study, a country where the number of women elected to the national parliament has steadily risen since the 1970s, Lena Wangnerud presents a vel approach on which characteristics inside a parliament help translate physical representation into substantive representation for women. Using three guiding principles: (i) the implementation of equal opportunities for women and men to influence internal parliamentary working procedures; (ii) the creation of room for women's interests and concerns on the political agenda; and (iii) the production of gender-sensitive legislation, Wangnerud shows what are the necessary conditions for women's needs, interests, and concerns to be adequately integrated into parliamentary processes. The Principles of Gender-Sensitive Parliaments book adds fuel to all these classical debates within the field of political representation and will bring attention to a wider audience on why electing women matters.
- Author BiographyLena Wangnerud is Professor at the University of Gothenburg. Her research focuses representative democracy, gender and corruption, gender and anxiety. She has published in Annual Review of Political Science, European Political Science Review, Gender & Politics, Governance, Party Politics, and Scandinavian Political Studies.
- Author(s)Lena Wangnerud
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication01/12/2014
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Series TitleRoutledge Research in Gender and Politics
- Series Part/Volume Number4
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note21 black & white tables, 20 black & white line drawings
- Weight172 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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