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The Variation of Quota Designs and Their Origins in Latin America (1991–2015)

Gatto, MAC; (2017) The Variation of Quota Designs and Their Origins in Latin America (1991–2015). In: Došek, T and Freidenberg, F and Aminotti, M and Muñoz-Pogossian, B, (eds.) Women, Politics, and Democracy in Latin America. (pp. 45-65). Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

Differences in the ability of quotas to increase the proportion of women in parliaments have often been associated with dissimilar policy characteristics, such as the proportion of nominations reserved for women, the specification of ranking systems, and the presence of sanctions for non-compliance. Although these institutional dissimilarities have been generally noted, specifications of gender quota policies have rarely been the focus of scholarly work. This chapter uses the cases of gender quota adoptions (and revisions) in Latin America to comprehensively explore the different specifications of legislated candidate quotas in the region. Mainly, it contributes to understand the different configurations of gender quotas and explains why these differences arise.

Type: Book chapter
Title: The Variation of Quota Designs and Their Origins in Latin America (1991–2015)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-349-95009-6_4
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95009-6_4
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: Human Development Index; Compliance Mechanism; Female Candidate; Parity Regime; Gender Quota
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/10140205
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