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When politics is not just a man's game: Women's representation and political engagement

Karp, Jeffrey; Banducci, Susan


Although women appear to be less interested and less engaged in politics than men, some evidence suggests that the presence of women as candidates and office holders can help to stimulate political engagement among women. Using data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), we investigate how the election of women in national legislatures influences women's political engagement and attitudes about the political process across 35 countries. We find that sex differences in political...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Electoral Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2007.11.009


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