Publication
Title
A gender gap not closed by quotas: the renegotiation of the public sphere
Author
Abstract
The article argues that while legislation on sex quotas can be seen as a renegotiation of the public sphere at macro level, suggesting a formal recognition of gender equality and a subsequent redistribution of power positions, it does not necessarily imply recognition of the issue at micro level. Nearly a decade after the first sex quotas act had been adopted, a survey among Flemish politicians reveals a gender gap on such quotas. Male and female politicians differ in their acceptance and perception of sex quotas. They also differ in their explanations of women's under-representation in politics, and relate these explanations to the need for these quotas. This distinction between a macro and a micro level might offer clues as to the dynamics explaining why sex quotas remain controversial, even when they have been adopted.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International feminist journal of politics
Publication
2008
Volume/pages
10:3(2008), p. 329-347
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 21.10.2014
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