Beyond the ususal suspects: the role of non-left, male and non-feminist MPs in the substantive representation of women

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Abstract

A focus on female representatives in leftwing parties and a concern for feminist issues in traditional studies of women's substantive representation have supported an overall conclusion that women, feminists and leftwing parties are fervent promoters of women's interests in parliament. In this article, however, we want to bring less obvious actors to the fore, more precisely non-left, male and non-feminist MPs. These actors, however, will not be uncovered when using the same old research concepts. We therefore test the added value of a new 'inductive' approach, studying 'critical actors' in women's substantive representation. In order to do so, we make use of the 2009-2010 PARTIREP study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPaper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Reykjavik, August 25-27
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventUnknown -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Publication series

NamePaper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Reykjavik, August 25-27

Conference

ConferenceUnknown
Period1/01/11 → …

Keywords

  • Women's substantive representation
  • Conservatism
  • Political ideology
  • Parliamentary party group

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