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Gender and Party Politics Joni Lovenduski

Gender and Party Politics

Joni Lovenduski

Published February 17th 1994
ISBN : 9780803986596
Hardcover
368 pages
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How have the political parties of the liberal democratic states responded to womens demands for political representation? To answer this question, the authors examine 11 democratic states, relating what has happened to theories of representation andMoreHow have the political parties of the liberal democratic states responded to womens demands for political representation? To answer this question, the authors examine 11 democratic states, relating what has happened to theories of representation and gender politics. They trace developments in party systems as political parties have implemented new systems of candidate selection, new means of policymaking, the reform of internal structures and the establishment of new structures. The interaction between gender and party politics is shown to be of direct importance to the understanding of the political status of women. This is the only source of its kind on this important topic and makes a valuable contribution to the litera