Why rules and systems matter: lessons from around the world

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January 18, 2019

Why rules and systems matter: lessons from around the world

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This Represent Women's report explores how rules and systems, particularly gender quotas and proportional representation systems, have helped nations around the world sustain progress toward gender parity in elected office. Understanding the impact of systems on representation in government is essential to designing strategies that address institutional barriers. The conclusion includes a proposal with tangible, data-driven solutions based on lessons learned from other nations that can move the United States toward reaching gender parity in government - in our lifetime.

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Author: 
Cynthia Richie Terrell, Antoinette Gingerelli, Courtney Lamendola and Jiakun Li
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Represent Women
Publication year: 
2018
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