Skip navigation
User training | Reference and search service

Library catalog

Content aggregators
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Does women’s descriptive representation matter for policy preferences? The role of political parties
Authors: Espírito-Santo, A.
Freire, A.
Serra-Silva, S.
Keywords: Descriptive representation
Policy preferences
Political parties
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract: Although the presence of women has been increasing in several parliaments around the world, we still do not know much about the consequences that their presence has for policy representation. Relying on a rich comparative dataset on prospective MPs’ policy preferences in 12 countries and 87 political parties collected between 2006 and 2012 within the Comparative Candidates Survey, this article aims to understand how political parties interplay with prospective MPs’ sex to affect the latter’s policy preferences. Our results show that the descriptive representation of women makes a difference for policy representation, (i) mainly (though not only) when issues that particularly affect women are at stake and (ii) only concerning issues around which political parties do not yet have settled positions (i.e. uncrystallized issues). There are therefore empirical grounds to support an imposed representation of minority groups to deal with issues that are new on the political agenda.
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.1177/1354068818764011
ISSN: 1354-0688
Accession number: WOS:000523942900012
Appears in Collections:CIES-RI - Artigos em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Espirito_Santo_Freire_SerraSilva_2019.pdfPós-print500.98 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpace
Formato BibTex MendeleyEndnote Currículo DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.