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De kracht van de definitie : een vergelijking van quotawetten in Argentinië, België en Frankrijk

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Gender quota do not always go hand in hand with a considerable rise in the number of women elected. Although the number of fe/male representatives elected depends on several factors, we argue that the stipulations of gender quota acts influence to a large extent their impact on the sex ratios in politics. This is not so much due to the share of fe/male candidates parties have to present than to the extent to which a gender quota act anticipates the particularities of the electoral system. A comparative analysis of three prominent cases, the Argentinean, Belgian and French gender quota acts, shows that the more a gender quota rule targets at the specificities of the electoral system in order to promote a gender balance in political representation, the more this rule 'guarantees' a result, even though gender quota acts concern but the input side of the electoral process.

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Meier, P., (2004) “De kracht van de definitie : een vergelijking van quotawetten in Argentinië, België en Frankrijk”, Res Publica 46(1), 80-100. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v46i1.18422

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30 Mar 2004
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