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Women’s political equality: theoretical approaches to affirmative action.

(2015) Women’s political equality: theoretical approaches to affirmative action. In: UNSPECIFIED Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, pp. 73-100.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.29344/07196458.15.272


The following essay presents an overview of theoretically based issues around the debate on women’s political representation and participation, having as a central strand the appropriateness of affirmative action strategies. It is built from the justifications that support the need for better ways of representing disadvantaged groups in general and women in particular as a requirement for democracy and social justice. The essay debates affirmative action and some false assumptions around it, arguing for gender quotas as the strongest mechanism to achieve a definite inclusion of women into politics.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Modern Languages and European Studies > Spanish and Hispanic Studies
ID Code:102444
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gender Politics, Affirmative Action, Representation
Publisher:Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez

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