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Unexplored Aspects of Women Substantive Representation: Considering new Settings, Actors, Institutions and Interconnections

Comparative Politics
Elites
Institutions
P101
Mary Nugent
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Mona Lena Krook
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Friday 16:15 - 18:00 (09/06/2017)

Building: Anthropole Floor: 2 Room: 2024

Abstract

Research on the substantive representation of women has considered national legislative chambers as the primary setting for, and left-wing women the key actors in, representing women. This panel explores women’s substantive representation in “new” places and spaces, and by actors we might not expect to be representing women. Several papers examine the substantive representation of women in understudied world regions, at the supranational level, and at the local level; others unpack the black box of left-wing female representatives – offering a richer picture of which women represent which women, and why. These research directions capture under-theorized trends in women’s representation - such as how committees on gender facilitate situations in which men act for women, and the possibility of non-gender-specific committees acting for women. Collectively, these papers bring innovation and nuance to the “where” and “how” of women’s representation, drawing scholars’ attention to overlooked areas and spheres of political activity.

Title Details
Substantive Representation of Mayors across Europe: Does Gender Matter? View Paper Details
Women in the Regional Assembly of the Community of Madrid and Valenciana (1983-2015): Descriptive and Substantive Representation in Spain’s Regional Assemblies View Paper Details
Finding your Right Recipient: Equality CSOs and their Committee Preferences in the European Parliament View Paper Details
The Grit in the Oyster: The PLP Women’s Committee and the UK Labour Party View Paper Details
Women in Bangladesh Parliament: Power, Politics and Substantive Representation View Paper Details