Development, democracy, and women"s legislative representation

re-visiting existing explanations of gender variation in the world"s parliaments
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Michigan State University Center for Gender in Global Context ; MSU Board of Trustees , East Lansing
Women in politics., Representative government and representa
Statementby Jocelyn Viterna, Kathleen M. Fallon, Jason Beckfield.
SeriesWorking paper -- #228, Working paper (Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development) -- #228.
ContributionsFallon, Kathleen M., Beckfield, Jason., Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development., Michigan State University. Center for Gender in Global Context.
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL19577485M

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Larry Diamond is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy.

At Stanford University, he is professor by courtesy of political science and sociology, and he coordinates the democracy program of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), within the Freeman Spogli Institute for. Elections offer American voters the opportunity to participate in their government with little investment of time or personal effort.

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Political Participation and Women in India Introduction Democracy implies equality for all human persons, men and women. As against this basic notion of democracy what is normally seen is that women are excluded from different walks of life, more visibly in Politics.

participation in democratic development. Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure is the only parliamentary manual designed specifically for state legislatures.

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