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Gender Quotas, Legislative Resistance and Non-legislative Reform

Gatto, MAC; (2017) Gender Quotas, Legislative Resistance and Non-legislative Reform. In: Fortes, P and Boratti, L and Palacios Lleras, A and Daly, TG, (eds.) Law and Policy in Latin America. (pp. 239-255). Palgrave Macmillan: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

For more than 20 years, gender quotas have been adopted and revised in Latin America and the world. This chapter investigates whether the type of authorship of gender quota adoptions/revisions is relevant to the strength of policy designs. The debate is unsettled: while some scholars portray male incumbents as interest-seeking actors, others view state actors as promoters of gender equality. Using a newly developed index of the strength of gender quota designs, I find support for the proposition that non-legislative actors are crucial in strengthening quota policies. I find that policy revisions carried out by non-legislative actors are, on average, stronger than those enacted by legislative actors, and that non-legislative actors respond more rapidly to policy weaknesses than their legislative counterparts.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Gender Quotas, Legislative Resistance and Non-legislative Reform
ISBN-13: 978-1-137-56693-5
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-56694-2_14
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56694-2_14
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Policy Design; Legislative Actor; Judicial Actor; Gender Quota; Policy Revision
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of the Americas
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10140204
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