Group Representation and Diversity

Democracy
 
Political Parties
 
Representation
 
Panel Number
P156
Panel Chair
Liz van Acker
Griffith University
Panel Discussant
Jan Michalko
School of Oriental and African Studies
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Time
07/09/2017 09:00
Location
Building: BL20 Helga Engs hus Floor: Basement Room: HE U30
Abstract
This panel examines the impact of institutional designs on the descriptive and substantive representation of minority groups. It analyses the effectiveness of specific mechanisms on representation, such as party-level candidate selection processes, recruitment requirements and the role of quotas. It also goes a step further by investigating what shapes citizen preferences towards minority groups, and partisan appeals to specific societal groups. The panel combines case studies and comparative perspectives from a number of European democracies and the European Parliament. The findings from this panel have implications for our understanding of minority representation from the perspectives of both citizen demand and party supply.

Paper List


Title 
 
 
‘United in Diversity?’ Assessing the Effect of Varied Gender Quotas on Legislator Experience in the European Parliament View Paper Details
Candidate Selection and Roma Political Representation - a Nexus? View Paper Details
Dissecting Intersectionality: Ethnicity, Gender, Race and Religion in Political Parties View Paper Details
Do Parties Influence the Public Opinion on Immigration? Evidence from Europe View Paper Details
Positive and Negative Social Identity appeals in Election Campaigns View Paper Details
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