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Gender Quotas and The Representation of Women: Empowerment, Decision-making, and Public Policy
Over the past two decades governments worldwide have begun to take action to correct gender disparity in representative bodies, resulting in drastic increases in women’s numeric representation. It is unclear, however, how ...
Conditioning Descriptive Representation: Institutional Moderation of Unique Group Perspectives in Legislative Debates
Incorporating legislators from historically underrepresented groups into the legislature should be associated with the introduction of new perspectives to the legislative process. Achieving an ideal form of political ...
Measuring political clientelism: The systematic qualitative method
A new method for measuring political clientelism is developed: the Systematic Qualitative Method (SQM). Ideal for measuring clientelism, the new method is also easily adapted to measure other kinds of social phenomena for ...
Parties, Incumbents and the Reform of Electoral Rules in Latin American Democracies
A modern democracy is essentially a representative democracy. However, representation does not occur in the vacuum. Representation, as research has extensively showed, is shaped by the design of institutions, and politicians ...
The importance of political parties for voters in Latin America
This dissertation examines the importance that parties have for voters in Latin America in three main aspects: as information shortcuts, as a social identity, and as a key piece of information needed to hold governments ...